BBC correspondent providing video training for climate change competition

BBC Northern Ireland (NI) agriculture and environment correspondent, Conor Macauley, will be providing virtual video training for those who wish to enter the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) climate change competition.

Entrants are asked to produce a three-minute video promoting what they are doing or what they would like to do on their farm to tackle climate change. The focus is on greenhouse gas emissions on NI farms.

The training session will take place on Tuesday 22 September at 8pm on Zoom. Conor will provide entrants with filming tips and tricks that will help them create the best video possible.

UFU deputy president David Brown and YFCU vice president, Richard Beattie, will chair the evening and there will be an opportunity for members to put their questions forward to Conor.

Those interested in taking part in the video training must register their interest at and they will automatically receive an email with the zoom details 24 hours before the event.

The climate change competition has two age categories, under 18’s which is run locally and 18-40’s which is part of a UK-wide competition running alongside the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC), NFU Scotland and NFU Cymru climate competitions.

One winner will be crowned from each of the UK regions and the judging panel will include representatives from the UFU and YFCU, as well as high-profile individuals from the NI agriculture industry.

Further information and an application form (which contains parental permission for under 18 entries) can be found at,

Entrants must be a member of UFU or YFCU, and a completed application form must be submitted along with their video using WeTransfer ( to [email protected].

There is a £500 prize pot available and the winner of both categories will feature in an edition of the Irish Farmers’ Journal supplement magazine, Irish Country Living.

The deadline for entries is Friday 16 October 2020.