FARMER AMBASSADOR

Miriam Gunn

Miriam farms with her husband and their four children in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. They have 180 Holstein cows and were NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards finalists in 2019.
Miriam is passionate about the role of women in farming, saying “Women have always been in the background, keeping the show on the road, but they haven’t necessarily had a voice.” Miriam is a founder member of the new women’s farming discussion group, set up by Aurivo Co-op. 

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