UFU launch membership survey at Balmoral Show

Pictured launching the UFU membership survey is Barclay Bell, President and Derek Lough, Membership Director.

Pictured launching the UFU membership survey is Barclay Bell, President and Derek Lough, Membership Director.

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The Ulster Farmers’ Union will use Balmoral Show to launch a survey to find out how its 12,000 plus members think about a range of issues – and it fully expects a diverse range of views.

UFU Membership Director, Derek Lough said Balmoral was the ideal venue to launch the survey.

“Over the three days we will meet farmers from across Northern Ireland. Engaging closely with our members has always been a priority for the UFU and this membership survey has been designed to find out how we can build on, and improve our services,” he said.

Issues covered range from the value people place on their annual membership subscription to current UFU activity including its representation of farmer views and relationships with the major retailers.

Also highlighted are wider rural issues, including services in rural areas and the problem of slow and poor broadband coverage.

“We value our members’ views and those completing the survey will have the chance to enter a free draw with three prizes up for grabs. These are an iPad, a ferry crossing and a year’s free UFU membership,” said Mr Lough.

Those unable to complete the survey at the show can do so online, via the UFU website.

“We always appreciate feedback from our members and want them to put their views and suggestions forward. The survey is a great chance for people to play an active role in shaping the future of the UFU,” said Mr Lough.