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Tyrone members impress in climate change competition

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MEMBERS from Tyrone Young Farmer Clubs have done themselves proud at this year’s YFCU Climate Change competition. Members were tasked with demonstrating how invested and committed they are to addressing climate change.

Under 18 winner was Allister Crawford, Seskinore YFC, over 18 winner was Trent Brown, Seskinore YFC, and highly commended was Jessica Pollock, Derg Valley YFC.

The judging panel included Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Environment Link Craig McGuicken, Ulster Farmers’ Union President Victor Chestnutt and YFCU president Zita McNaugher.

Zita said: “The entries we received are a great representation of how farmers are a vital part of the climate change solution.

“Our members clearly demonstrated how invested and committed they are to addressing climate change.

“I was particularly impressed by our under 18 category.

“Our young farmers are the future of the industry.

“It is extremely encouraging and positive to see how they are reducing emissions and of their plans to develop their farm in this area going forward.”

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