YFCU to hold round table discussions

Guest of Honour Roberta Simmons and Vice Principal Ruth Chalmers with Emma Parker who achieved five years unbroken attendance �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1644-210EB
Guest of Honour Roberta Simmons and Vice Principal Ruth Chalmers with Emma Parker who achieved five years unbroken attendance �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1644-210EB

Following on from the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) event ‘What’s our Future? NI Agriculture outside the EU’ – the organisation will be holding round table discussions for its members at CAFRE Greenmount campus this Monday, December 12, at 7.30pm.

YFCU President Roberta Simmons commented: “I would encourage all YFCU members to attend this next special meeting to have their say on the formation of a post-Brexit agricultural policy from our organisation. It is vital that young farmers take the opportunity to get involved in the debate as it will be our generation that will be most affected and for the effective policy to be designed it must have input from both the current generation and the future generation of farmers.

“The question at the forefront of the minds of all young people, which was evident from our previous event, was what this political departure will mean for food, farming and the environment and that is why I am keen to know how young people involved in these areas – especially those engaging with sustainable agriculture – see their future in a post-Brexit Britain. I would encourage you, our members to come along on 12th December to our round table negotiations and voice your concerns and aspirations and trust that these will be listened to and play a key role in drawing up our policy document. Put this date firmly in your diary and make every effort to attend.”

Please register your place by mailing: info@yfcu.org or phoning 028 9037 0713.