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Busy beginning to Glarryford Young Farmers’ winter program

Glarryford YFC members have had an extremely busy, successful and enjoyable start to their 2016/17 winter programme.

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Slideshow: Massive support for memorial tractor run for 17-year-old road victims

A tractor run organised in memory of two teenagers tragically killed in a car accident earlier this year had a massive turnout of around 200 tractors.

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Co Tyrone Young Farmers celebrate a year of success

On Friday 14th October 2016, Co Tyrone YFC held their annual County Dinner in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh.

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Kells and Connor YFC to host Christmas coffee morning

Kells and Connor YFC to host Christmas coffee morning

Kells and Connor YFC will be holding their annual Christmas coffee morning on Saturday, December 10, in Kells Presbyterian Church Hall from 10am to 1pm.

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Pictured is YFCU president Roberta Simmons at Co Down's handover of toys last year as part of the 'Know Your Neighbour' campaign

Christmas ‘Know Your Neighbour’ toy campaign launch by president

As part of the successful Calor ‘Know Your Neighbour’ campaign, YFCU President Roberta Simmons, is calling on all clubs to make Saturday 10th December a special day for disadvantaged children in their area.

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Left to right are YFCU president Roberta Simmons, vice chair YFCU agri and rural affairs committee William Beattie and YFCU deputy president James Speers are pictured with animal handling specialist Miriam Parker

Farm Safety Partnership livestock handling event

YFCU president Roberta Simmons, YFCU deputy president James Speers, vice chair of YFCU agri and rural affairs committee, William Beattie, and YFCU assistant events manager, Heather Stewart recently attended an HSENI Farm Safety Partnership livestock handling event at Markethill Livestock & Farm Sales.

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Alistair Craig and Gordon Crockett competing at the fencing competition

Busy season for City of Derry YFC

The winter season for City of Derry YFC began on Tuesday 30th August with a knockout held at Montgomery’s Farm, Drumahoe. A great night’s craic was had by all.

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Pictured are Rathfriland YFC performing at last years YFCU Choir Festival.

YFCU Choir Festival 2016

This year’s annual Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster Choir Festival will be held on Wednesday 7th December at CAFRE, Loughry Campus.

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Cool FM’s Pete Snodden is pictured with YFCU President Roberta Simmons to help launch YFCU’s Got Talent that will be held at the Tullyglass Hotel on Saturday 7th January 2017. Tickets for the event are now on sale from HQ on 02890 370713

President launches YFCU’s Got Talent Competition

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster President Roberta Simmons will be holding a special one off charity event called ‘YFCU’s Got Talent’ with all profit made from this event being split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the YFCU 90th anniversary fund.

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Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster members recently visited Finnebrogue Farm which is located just outside Downpatrick.

Young farmers enjoy visit to Finnebrogue Farm

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster members recently visited Finnebrogue Farm which is located just outside Downpatrick.

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Members of Mourne Young Farmers' Club who took part in their second Grassroots Challenge

Members of Mourne YFC go nuts for red squirrels

On 7th November Mourne Young Farmers’ Club took part in their second Grassroots Challenge.

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YFCU Events Co-Ordinator Corrina Fleming is pictured with YFCU President Roberta Simmons to discuss the Group Debating Competition.

YFCU group debating heats results

The YFCU group debating regional heats recently took place in venues across Northern Ireland.

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YFCU President Roberta Simmons is pictured with John Henning, Head of Agricultural Relations, Danske Bank to launch this year’s Ulster Young Farmer competition.

Danske continues support of Ulster Young Farmer of the Year Competition

The YFCU is pleased to announce that Danske Bank is continuing its long standing sponsorship of the Ulster Young Farmer of the Year competition for 2016.

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James Petty, partner and manager of Bell Ingram Aberdeen office presents the tops to the team

Aberdeenshire Agricultural Club looking the part after local donation

Members of an Aberdeenshire agricultural club are set to tackle upcoming events in style after receiving new shirts thanks to sponsorship from a leading land and estate agent.

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Sponsor David Cairns, Agency Development Manager at NFU Mutual is pictured with the winners of the 12-14 category at the Public Speaking Finals. (L-R) Amy Gregg, Glarryford YFC; Victoria Currie, Kilraughts YFC; Francesca Boyd, Coleraine YFC. Also pictured, Roberta Simmons, YFCU President.

YFCU Public Speaking Finals 2016

YFCU members recently participated in the final of the Public Speaking Competition 2016 which was held on Thursday 3rd November at Antrim Grammar School.

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Robert McConaghy, Chair of the YFCU Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee; Jack Dobson, Dunbia; Roberta Simmons, YFCU President, William Allister, Procurement Manager for Dunbia and James Purcell, member of the YFCU Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.

YFCU members prepare for Agri Study Trip

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster members are preparing to leave for their annual Agri Study Trip which is sponsored by Dunbia.

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Frightened looking members after a night of Halloween Horror

Busy times at Newtownards

It has been a busy few months in the Newtownards YFC calendar.

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YFCU member all set for 2016 W.R. Shaw Queen of the Land Festival

YFCU member all set for 2016 W.R. Shaw Queen of the Land Festival

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster member Lynsay Hawkes will be representing Northern Ireland at the 52nd W. R. Shaw Queen of the Land Festival hosted by Macra Na Feirme in Tullamore, Co. Offaly from the 11-13th November 2016.

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Annaclone & Magherally enjoy action packed start to season

Annaclone and Magherally YFC, based in Banbridge, has had an action packed start to their club programme.

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