Massey Ferguson unveiled as the sponsor of YFCU AGM

From left to right: Sean McAvoy, Massey Ferguson field technical manager, Stuart Williamson, Mountnorris YFC and Massey Ferguson sales advisor, and Michael Reid, CEO YFCU.

From left to right: Sean McAvoy, Massey Ferguson field technical manager, Stuart Williamson, Mountnorris YFC and Massey Ferguson sales advisor, and Michael Reid, CEO YFCU.

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The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) have unveiled Massey Ferguson, one of the world’s leading tractor brands, as the overall sponsor of its annual general meeting (AGM).

The highly anticipated annual event, which will take place on Saturday 18th April at the La Mon Hotel, Belfast will be attended by over 300 young farmers from across Northern Ireland.

Martyn Blair, YFCU president, said: “We are delighted to have Massey Ferguson as the sponsor of our annual general meeting.

“As a major agricultural equipment manufacturer around the world and as a leading tractor brand it is a pleasure to have them associated with the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster and to play such a large role in one of the most anticipated events in the YFCU calendar.”

Lindsay Haddon, advertising and sales promotion manager, Massey Ferguson said: “We are really very pleased and very excited that we are able to sponsor the YFCU Conference.

“Our intention is to support Young Farmers’ clubs wherever we can and ensure the future of farming is in safe hands, to help nurture the next generation and to help widen the appeal of agriculture through fun and learning.”

Massey Ferguson was founded in 1847 originally manufacturing simple farm implements.

Along their journey they have hit land marks such as patenting the 3 point hitch, used on virtually every tractor today, in 1938 they created the first self propelled combine, and in 1946 they opened their plant in Coventry, England, which has become the world’s largest factory solely devoted to the production of tractors.

Most recently Massey Ferguson has sponsored the pride of Coventry and Warwickshire- carer of the year Award in March of this year.

They also won the Silver award for their MF 6600 range of tractors at the inaugural IMMA awards at this year’s Cereals event in Cambridgeshire, England.