National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

25 February 2016

Two Young Farmers have been given first-hand experience in the world of Massey Ferguson, thanks to a joint initiative between the agricultural manufacturer and the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC).

Max Rees of Maendy YFC in Glamorgan and Poppy Burrough of Marshwood Vale YFC in Dorset, both 15, have recently returned from Beauvais in France, where they were given an exclusive tour of Massey’s factory.

During the tour, they visited the tractor assembly line, learnt about transmission production and met staff in the engineering department.

Back in August 2015, Max and Poppy were selected out of hundreds of Young Farmers to become ambassadors of the ‘Home Grown Talent’ initiative. They have both spent time with Massey Ferguson mentors and learnt about life at a Massey dealership. Max has spent time with Massey Ferguson's UK technical service specialist, Lee Brown, and Poppy has been with their area sales manager, Kevin Cook.

Poppy said: “I had a really amazing time and it was brilliant seeing all the different components of the tractor being assembled into the final product!”

Max said: “Visiting the Massey Ferguson factory in Beauvais was a massive privilege and an experience I will never forget. The trip has cemented my enthusiasm and love for these awesome machines and I would never have had this opportunity had I not been chosen as a Home Grown Talent Ambassador.”

For further information about the ‘Home Grown Talent’ initiative, please visit www.nfyfc.org.uk/home-grown-talent.


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