Cullen Nurseries Ploughing Championships

Cullen Nurseries Shines at the Ploughing

Cullen Nurseries, a leading name in Irish horticulture and environmental sustainability, enjoyed a busy few days showcasing at the National Ploughing Championship held in Ratheniska, Stradbally, from September 19th to 21st, 2023. Despite the weather, massive crowds turned out to attend the event. Cullen Nurseries were exhibiting in the National Enterprise Village, and enjoyed meeting record visitors and notable dignitaries.

ACRES Scheme

One of the primary focuses of Cullen Nurseries’ presence at the event was to meet with the farming community and discuss the upcoming ACRES scheme, Ireland’s new agri-environment climate scheme under Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan. This new €1.5 billion flagship agri-environment scheme is a farmer-friendly scheme to help address biodiversity decline while delivering an income support for up to 50,000 farm families in Ireland.

Caitriona Cullen, Co-Founder of Cullen Nurseries, expressed her excitement at the opportunity to connect with the farming community on such a grand scale. She remarked, “Cullen Nurseries is truly thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet the farming community in such large numbers at the National Ploughing Championship. We were delighted to discuss the immense benefits of the upcoming ACRES scheme and connect with the change makers of the farming industry. It was an honor to engage with and President Michael D. Higgins and also meet other government officials including Tánaiste Micheál Martin, Simon Coveney, Pippa Hackett,. We are committed to fostering positive change in agriculture and ensuring a sustainable future for all.”

The presence of Robert and Caitriona Cullen at the event underscored their dedication to serving the farming community to assist them tackle biodiversity decline. Their engagement with government officials and industry leaders further exemplified Cullen Nurseries’ commitment to driving positive change and promoting sustainable farming practices.

Cullen Nurseries looks forward to continuing their journey of innovation and environmental stewardship, with a steadfast commitment to supporting the Irish farming community and promoting Planting for Biodiversity and Planting for the Future.