OVER 80 people recently attended the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) big debate which was held in the Senate Chamber, Stormont.
Supported by Danske Bank, the invited audience of key agri industry figures and YFCU members had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers argue the motion “this house believes NI agriculture could survive outside the EU”.
The debate was expertly chaired by Matt Dempsey, editor of the Irish Farmers’ Journal and the proposer for the motion was Stuart Agnew, UKIP MEP and his seconder was David Hall from Coleraine YFC. The opposer was Campbell Tweed OBE and his seconder was Kathryn McCormick, also from Coleraine YFC.
Audience members had the opportunity to join in the debate from the floor and the evening proved to be both lively and informative.
Following the debate the vote showed that the audience was in favour of the motion by a very small majority. William Wilson, YFCU president announced the results and thanked all the guest speakers, chairman and John Henning from Danske Bank for making the evening such a success.