Welcome to the team, Geoff!

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Ulster Farmer’s Union Chief Executive Wesley Aston and the UFU’s newest recruit Geoff Thompson, who takes up the post of Policy Officer for Animal Health, Pigs, and Poultry.

Geoff comes from a dairy farm in Banbridge and has recently completed his PhD in Agri-disease transmission and control with Queens University and AFBI.

Prior to joining the UFU team, Geoff spent two years working as a grain trader with Cefetra Ltd.

A keen advocate for promoting opportunities for members of the rural community, Geoff has just completed his second term as Vice President of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster.

He was also awarded runner up in the Young Farmer/Student of the year at the 2014 Danske Bank/Farming Life Awards.