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Farm visits for schools and groups of all ages.

If you are looking for a farm in your area to host a school visit please get in touch with the Manx NFU office who can help facilitate this by putting you in touch with the right farm in the right place that meets the needs of your learning requirements.

Currently some farms charge a nominal fee to cover the labour costs of a school visits but this will change …

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The Manx NFU are hiring. Membership secretary/Administrative assistant - 16hrs per week.

Job advertisement; posted 14th September 2020

Closing date for applications 1st October 2020 – all applicants will be notified of progress after this date.

Membership Secretary/Administrative Assistant to the Manx NFU.

Salary negotiable.

Applications to be made by way of covering letter and CV emailed to office@manx-nfu.org. If you have any further questions about the role please email office@manx-nfu.org or call 662204 and ask to speak to Andrew Cooper.

 

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We will send out regular emails updating you on upcoming farm tours, relevant issues affecting Manx agriculture and more.

Update for potato growers

Update for potato growers.

There may still be diquat out on farm and to ensure everyone is aware of the current legislation we felt it appropriate to share the following information.

If anyone has purchased diquat recently or since the cut off date below they should return it to the supplier and ask for a refund.

Last year, the Chemicals Regulation Division of the Health and Safety Executive in …

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I M Paton fund application page

The Ian M Paton fund was created in 2019 by a legacy from the estate of the late Mr. Ian M Paton who died in 2016.

Mr. Paton was a keen supporter of manx agriculture and the Isle of Man; he was especially interested in supporting young farmers and all types of agricultural engineering.

 

Ian M Paton

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Farm Safety advice – what a good farm looks like

View this email in your browser What a good farm looks like – PDF booklet What a good farm looks like – farm safety advice.

Its that time of year, no school for the next 7 weeks and the children, grandchildren or even walkers with children could be passing through or …

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Manx NFU and Manx Wildlife Trust memorandum of understanding

Manx National Farmers Union and the Manx Wildlife Trust came together today to sign a memorandum of understanding aiming to deliver better collaboration between the two organisations.

 

Andrew Cooper & Tim Johnston from MNFU with Viv Davies & Leigh Morris from MWT

MWT and the Manx National Farmers Union came together today to si

Manx Wildlife Trust …

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Wayleaves and access MNFU & Manx Telecom – 2016

Copy of the memorandum of understanding between the Manx NFU and Manx Telecom.

 

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Plastic Scheme restarts in May

I can confirm the following arrangements for May’s farm plastic scheme:

 

Date Venue Opening times 7th & 8th May 2020 Kerrow Moar Croft, Lezayre 8:00 to 16:00 11th, 12th & 13th May 2020 DCS site Sunny Bank Foxdale 8:00 to 16:00

Also please ask them under the current circumstances to remain in their vehicle until instructed otherwise by site operatives and remind them Social Distancing applies at all times.

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Covid-19 farm sign, be responsible on farmland.

Following on from recent events we have worked together to devise an advisory sign suitable for farm use.

The MNFU will be following it up with a press release and Insp Gavin Callow will cover it on social media.

It has been confirmed that removing or defacing signs is criminal damage.

The majority of people are acting responsibly in the countryside …

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