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Ulster young farmers gather for AGM

Over 300 young famers attended the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster AGM and conference sponsored by Massey Ferguson.

A packed programme of events at the Armagh City Hotel included the presentation of two major awards. The intensely-fought Club of the Year title went to Glarryford YFC and the prestigious Ulster Young Farmer award was clinched by Timothy Savage from Annaclone and Magherally YFC. The AGM also saw the re-election of James Speers as YFCU President, while Zita Blair was voted in as Deputy President.

James announced the Club’s theme for the next 12 months as ‘Embracing Change’. “In the coming year we face a number of challenges at local and regional levels,” he said. “I strongly believe that change can bring opportunity in every sense. Change is positive and challenges each of us to step outside of our comfort zone in order to react to new developments.”

“Massey Ferguson was excited to be part of the AGM and delighted to be able to continue its support of the YFCU,” says Lindsay Haddon, Massey Ferguson Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager.

Adds Harold Goulden, Massey Ferguson Sales Support Specialist: “It was a lively and inspiring event which clearly underlined the passion and commitment of the region’s upcoming generation of farmers who hold the key to the future success of agriculture.”