UFU publishes limited edition centenary magazine

Cover of the UFU’s first edition of The Farmers’ Journal published in 1920
Cover of the UFU’s first edition of The Farmers’ Journal published in 1920

THE Ulster Farmers’ Union is capping off its centenary year by recognising the support and contributions of members with a one-off publication of its historic magazine The Farmers’ Journal.

Carrying stories and pictures from members, past presidents and staff, it gives a snapshot of some of the highlights from the last 100 years.

UFU president Ivor Ferguson said: “The centenary of the UFU celebrates the resilience of the farming industry and its capacity to adapt to changing times.

"For one hundred years, we have been the voice of farmers in Northern Ireland, but without the support and contributions of our members we couldn’t have reached this historic milestone.”

The 2018 limited edition magazine is a throwback to the UFU’s roots. First published in 1920, The Farmers' Journal was the main way the organisation communicated with members for more than 50 years.

“Looking back through past events and photographs we can see how much the industry has changed but it is still driven by the determination of farming families to produce top quality food and care for the countryside," Mr Ferguson said.

"Despite the dramatic changes, farmers today have much in common with those who created the UFU in 1918. The mission remains the same - to secure a fairer deal for farmers now and in the future.”

The magazine (£5) can be purchased in UFU group offices or via All proceeds go towards Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.