Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster members from all over Northern Ireland recently got together to continue the Calor ‘Know Your Neighbour' campaign as they ran a Christmas Toy Appeal to connect with the local community and help those in need.
YFCU clubs all over Northern Ireland are continuing to take up ‘The Grassroots Challenge’ - an exciting youth empowerment initiative which is led by Ulster Wildlife and provides young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to give nature a helping hand in their local communities, through the delivery of ‘wild idea’ projects.
Members of the YFCU recently showcased a range of musical pieces at the association’s annual choir festival that took place at CAFRE Loughry Campus. 13 choirs took part in the festival and the large audience had the opportunity to enjoy some fine festive singing with a wide range of song choices.
We had a great turnout at the YFCU ‘What’s our future? NI agriculture outside the EU’ event supported by Danske Bank that was held in Loughry College. It was extremely informative and many thanks to our chair and panel of industry experts.
The final of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) group debating competition, sponsored by Elanco recently took place at Magherafelt High School.
YFCU members recently participated in the final of the Public Speaking Competition 2016 on Thursday 3rd November in Antrim Grammar School. The popular competition has been kindly sponsored for a number of years by NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited.
The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster will host its second annual agri conference on Saturday January 21st, 2017. Entitled ‘Inspire’, the event will be centered at the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown. It will comprise a mix of formal presentations, work-shops and farm visits. Proceedings will culminate with a conference dinner on the Saturday evening.
Dunbia hosted a farm event for YFCU members on Rory Best's family farm which focused on Finance in Farming and Succession Planning.
The YFCU Fencing Competition sponsored by Ward and Boyd was held at the NI Ploughing Championships on October 1st.