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Open Day on Farm: Darren McKenna and family won the 2018 NDC / Kerrygold Quality Milk Award nd was feted at National level and honoured at a function organised by Lacpatrick (See HERE). However part of the winning meant that Darren had to host an open day on his farm and that took place on Wednesday, June 12th. Preparations for the day meant a great deal of extra work and a few sleepless nights but all was in readiness and everyone was highly impressed by the entire set-up. The programme for the day was laid out by Lakeland Dairies and Teagasc and they were there in force to cater for the huge numbers from all over the Ireland which descended on Derrygasson from early on Wednesday till late in the evening. Groups were led around the farm and at 5 stations they were informed and discussed various aspects of farming. At the final station Darren gave details of his farm, his work practices and things he found to work and things that didn’t work. He came across as a very capable and efficient farmer and there were many compliments being paid to him. When all returned to the farmyard there ws plenty to eat and enjoy and an opportunity to chat with like-minded people. The weather stayed dry which was a bonus and congratulations to Darren and his family and also his helpers for a job so well done. I felt very proud that a person like Darren lived among us and has achieved a national award against farmers from much more workable land.
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Open Day on Farm: Darren McKenna and family won the 2018 NDC / Kerrygold Quality Milk Award nd was feted at National level and honoured at a function organised by Lacpatrick (See HERE). However part of the winning meant that Darren had to host an open day on his farm and that took place on Wednesday, June 12th. Preparations for the day meant a great deal of extra work and a few sleepless nights but all was in readiness and everyone was highly impressed by the entire set- up. The programme for the day was laid out by Lakeland Dairies and Teagasc and they were there in force to cater for the huge numbers from all over the Ireland which descended on Derrygasson from early on Wednesday till late in the evening. Groups were led around the farm and at 5 stations they were informed and discussed various aspects of farming. At the final station Darren gave details of his farm, his work practices and things he found to work and things that didn’t work. He came across as a very capable and efficient farmer and there were many compliments being paid to him. When all returned to the farmyard there ws plenty to eat and enjoy and an opportunity to chat with like-minded people. The weather stayed dry which was a bonus and congratulations to Darren and his family and also his helpers for a job so well done. I felt very proud that a person like Darren lived among us and has achieved a national award against farmers from much more workable land.