This year’s Wales Young Farmers’ Club Rural Affairs Conference put the spotlight on harnessing innovation to increase efficiency on the farm.
Massey Ferguson is a key sponsor of Wales YFC and had a significant presence at the conference including two tractors on display plus competition prizes and giveaways. Flying the flag for the MF brand were Hywel Evans and Barry Phillips from local dealer Brodyr Evans Bros who supplied the tractors.
Held at Gelli Aur College Farm, Carmarthen, speakers at the conference inspired delegates with their stories of innovation and gave an insight into some of the most successful and efficient agriculture production systems and new consumer trends.
Speakers included Neil Perkins, a farmer and Nuffield Farming Scholar from Pembrokeshire, who described his experience of farming practices during his travels to New Zealand. Gareth Davies from the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust explained the opportunities available through the Nuffield Scholarship. Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year 2018, Jacob Anthony spoke about his family’s 243ha mixed farm at Bridgend plus their contracting business and investment in renewables. Finally, Jonny Crickmore told delegates about the success of his Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk, the first farm in the UK to have a raw milk vending machine.
“It was a great event and a real catalyst for ideas for our young, upcoming farmers in Wales,” said Hywel Evans, Massey Ferguson Brand Manager at Brodyr Evans’ Crosshands depot.
“It was a great event and a real catalyst for ideas for our young, upcoming farmers in Wales.”