Young farmers help keep things positive with #SpaKeepsFarming

Spa Young Farmers’ Club in Co Down have adopted a novel route in keeping spirits high during lockdown.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 9:00 am

As the club is unable to meet for their usual busy calendar of outings and events, Spa YFC have instead taken to social media to showcase what their members are getting up to.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Social media had become shrouded in negativity amidst the Covid-19 pandemic – we thought, what better way of highlighting the resilience and adaptability of the key workers in our club than through a positive online campaign.”

Using the hashtag #SpaKeepsFarming, and with a different member of Spa YFC every day, the club have been able to showcase a “Day in the life” on both Instagram and Facebook. The response has been extremely positive, with young farmers from other clubs all over Northern Ireland (and further afield in England, Scotland and Wales) logging in to see what members are getting up to on their farms in Co Down.

The challenge has been around farms in Spa, Teconnaught, Dromara, Newcastle, Tyrella and we’ve even been in Armagh.

Spa YFC have been on beef, sheep, dairy, pig and arable farms and it’s been great to see the wide range of skills and abilities that members have when it comes to working within the ag industry.

If you’d like to follow along, search for @Spayfc on Instagram, check out the #SpaKeepsFarming hashtag or find Spa Young Farmers on Facebook.

r For more photographs click on www.farminglife.com.

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