Massey Ferguson steps up support for Wales Young Farmers at Royal Welsh Show
In a further demonstration of support for the next generation of farmers, Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is to be a main sponsor of Wales Young Farmers’ Club activities during the Royal Welsh Show 2022.
The farm machinery firm will cover sponsorship of the Young People’s Village and Wales YFC Stage Competitions throughout the show which takes place at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, 18-21 July.
“MF has been a long-time supporter of Wales YFC but this is our most substantial commitment to date and the first time we have sponsored these key activities at the prestigious Royal Welsh,” remarks Lindsay Haddon, Massey Ferguson Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager. “It’s a busy working event for members as well as one of the biggest social occasions in the YFC calendar. We’re really looking forward to being part of Wales YFC’s Royal Welsh experience!”
The Young People’s Village, organised by Wales YFC, is based at a campsite facility located at nearby Court Farm and attracts more than 15,000 visitors to its schedule of activities and entertainment. Royal Welsh YFC competitions take place at the showground itself and feature a real mix of challenges – from sheep shearing and stock judging to dancing and flower arranging.
“We are very thankful for Massey Ferguson’s ongoing support to us and their sponsorship at this year’s Royal Welsh,” says Caryl Haf, Chairman Wales YFC. “It means a lot that businesses are here to support us – the young – who are the future of agriculture within Wales and further afield.”
In recent years, MF has also hosted Wales YFC members at its tractor manufacturing facility in France, held Machinery Maintenance and Safety workshops for members at local MF dealers and supported the Wales YFC Rural Affairs conference.
The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is a voluntary youth organisation operating bilingually throughout rural Wales. Over 5,000 young people aged between 10 and 26 years are currently members of the organisation, all of whom are members of a network of 157 YFC Clubs and twelve County Federations.
Massey Ferguson offers a full-line of products and services including tractors, combine harvesters, balers, hay & forage tools and materials handling equipment. The company champions the Young Farmers’ movement throughout the UK and this latest sponsorship announcement comes on top of its support for the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) as principal sponsor of their AGM and Conference.