The Ulster Farmers’ Union would like to congratulate CAFRE student Aaron Brown, from Lack, Co Fermanagh, who recently received a £1000 bursary from the UFU.
Aaron, a former pupil of Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, is currently studying a BSc in Agricultural Technology which is offered in partnership between Queen’s University Belfast and CAFRE, Greenmount Campus.
The Ulster Farmers’ Union has been involved in CAFRE’s bursary programme since its inception in 1998.
At the presentation ceremony at Greenmount, UFU Membership Director Derek Lough said: “The agri-food industry is a key part of the Northern Ireland economy and there is definite potential to grow the industry further. One of the ways we see this happening is through young people joining the industry, bringing new and innovative ideas. For this reason, we are pleased to sponsor a bursary that will go some of the way in providing financial assistance to a student for their academic studies.”
With his bursary money Aaron intends on buying some more store lambs.
He hopes to work within the animal feed industry for work placement and also travel abroad to experience agriculture in a different country. In his spare time Aaron works on the home suckler farm and plays rugby.
He is also very musical, achieved Grade 6 Cornet and played in the School Brass Band.