Farm Week Partner with the YFCU to Help Educate Pupils About Agricultural

12 November 2020

Farm Week Partner with the YFCU to Help Educate Pupils About Agricultural

Farm Week Partner with the YFCU to Help Educate Pupils About Agricultural

In a new initiative, the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster are excited to partner with the Farm Week to offer schools with a Farming or Agri Club Free newspapers each week.
 
Robert Irwin, FarmWeek editor commented on the partnership, “We have always sought to encourage and educate young people with an interest in agriculture through our Rural Youth section in the paper. Featuring Young Farmers Clubs, CAFRE, young breeders associations and other rural youth interests, we want to highlight the valuable contribution they make to our farming industry.
 
“This initiative, to provide copies of FarmWeek to Young Farmers Clubs at secondary schools across the Province, will give them a focus to broaden their knowledge of the industry as well as keeping up to date with social events relevant to their age group.”
 
Zita McNaugher, YFCU President, “The School’s Programme has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, with the amount of secondary school’s getting involved increasing year on year.  We are delighted that the Farm Week have partnered with us to spread Agri news amongst our young people.”
 
The YFCU School’s Club Programme, in association with Dunbia, was developed to increase secondary school pupils knowledge of rural life, food supply chains (farmer, processor and the supplier) alongside increasing pupils knowledge and understanding of the career opportunities within the agriculture industry.
 
To ensure flexibility within schools, the Programme is guided by YFCU, but lead by the school. Some clubs meet once per week, whilst others once a month.
 

If your school would like to find out more information about the programme, please get in touch with Gillian McKeown (gillian.mckeown@yfcu.org / 028 9037 0713 / 07809115127)