As part of its celebration of the FAO International Year of Family Farming, Teagasc has created a series of videos on individual family farms.
The second farming family featured in the series are the Austin family from Louisburg. Richard and Lorena Austin and their two children, Dara, and Liliana, live and farm, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the far side of Louisburg.
Richard moved to Louisburg from County Meath to work on his uncle’s farm. He is now the fourth generation of his family to farm there, the farm was purchased by his great grandfather in 1883.
Lorena comes from Gijon in the north of Spain.They have 2 children Dara and Liliana.
Further videos by Teagasc, featuring farm families from around the country highlighting the importance of the family farm in Ireland and demonstrating the contribution of family members to farming tasks over the course of the year, will be published over the coming weeks and months.
You can see their story on www.teagasc.ie/publications/year-of-family-farming