Massey Ferguson has signed a Platinum sponsorship agreement with Macra na Feirme, the Irish organisation for young farmers and rural youth.
Massey Ferguson’s involvement includes support for two of the organisation’s key events – the Macra na Feirme charity GAA football match at the Croke Park stadium in Dublin in June and the Macra na Feirme Rally in Meath in October.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor Macra na Feirme and support its excellent work with young people in Ireland,” says Lindsay Haddon, Massey Ferguson Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager. “We are fully committed to encouraging and promoting the new generation of farmers in their endeavours to produce food efficiently, sustainably and profitably. By working together we can grow together.”
“We are thrilled that such a leading name in farm machinery has joined us as a partner,” explains Denis Duggan Chief Executive, Macra na Feirme. “Massey Ferguson has strong connections with Ireland through one of its founders Harry Ferguson who cared deeply about improving farmers’ working lives and securing the future of food production. We know that Massey Ferguson is a strong advocate of this approach today and we look forward to working with the MF team on these major events in our calendar.”
Massey Ferguson offers a full-line of products including tractors, combine harvesters, balers, Hay & Forage tools and materials handling equipment. The brand is a highly- active supporter of young enterprise in agriculture and is a partner of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers. It also works with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (England and Wales), the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster.
Macra na Feirme is an organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35 and has 9,000 members in Ireland. One of its main aims is to help young farmers get established in farming and assist them through learning and skills development. Macra na Feirme also works with and represents the views of young farmers nationally and internationally through its work in Europe.