Fun and memories for life at Mourne YFC

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Mourne YFC members pictured on their visit to Weirs’ organic farm.

FUN, laughter and memories for life – just three simple things that are instant perks when you join Mourne Young Farmers’ Club.

Mourne YFC has just launched into its fifth year as a club after many successful in-hall meetings and many ‘out’ meetings.

WELCOME: Mourne YFC members getting ready to set off for the night time rock pool accompanied by representatives of Ulster Wildlife.

After a very successful year four, the club committee has stated: “The fun has just begun and we are just getting started,” as it looks forward to its fifth year.

The first night back on Tuesday, September 10, saw the return of old faces and new members signing up this year.

Mourne Young Farmers has been working hard to achieve a silver eco club status, after completing many targets such as beach cleans, building bee friendly pollinators, installing water saving devices in club members’ homes and a trip to Rathlin Island.

They also had to create their own eco code which after many discussions, it was decided to have it include all the areas of the environment which they have fun learning about and finding out ways to protect them – ‘Mountains, Oceans, Underground, Rivers, Nature, Ecosystems – Your Future Community’.

Members are delighted to be the first Young Farmers’ Club to achieve the silver eco club status and would like to thank the grassroots challenge team from Ulster Wildlife for its help and support in all the activities.

A club spokesman said: “We are excited to see what the future holds as we now set our sights on achieving the ‘green status’ which is the highest level that can be achieved, but we love the challenge.”

Mourne YFC is looking forward to the young farmer year as the wide range of competitions and activities are about to begin.

So far in this new year it has had an icebreaker night, went rock pooling and went on a farm visit to Weir’s organic milk farm.

The members of Mourne Young Farmers are looking forward to taking part in various competitions, activities and outings such as floral art, stock judging, Ulster Young Farmer, farm visits, bowling, go karting and sportsnight, to name a few.

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