Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 18-01-2019

Conister supports Island's agricultural sector by backing Young Farmers

by TH

Conister supports Island's agricultural sector by backing Young Farmers

Conister Bank will once again sponsor this year's Young Farmers Concert – something it says reaffirms its commitment to the Island’s agricultural community.

The concert is a mix of music, dance and comedy -  last year enthusiasts began to queue outside the Welcome Centre hours before tickets went on sale.

Young Farmers' Federation Chairman Charlie Corkill says: "We are delighted to have Conister onboard as our title sponsor.

"We are very fortunate in that we have never lacked sponsorship offers, however, Conister stood out as the best fit for the event as they have strong links with the agricultural sector."

Conister Bank, which was founded in 1935, has a close affiliation to the Island’s farming community, having long provided tailored financial assistance, livestock funding and asset finance.

Head of Sales Andy Bass says: "We are committed to being part of the agricultural sector on the Isle of Man.

"To understand its needs it is really important to listen to voices from within that community.

"There are many young people involved in agriculture who have the ambition and enthusiasm to build businesses, both those whose roots are firmly within the traditional sector and those looking to diversify.

"Over the years, we have developed schemes designed to support the industry, which is so integral to the island’s economy and identity.

"Moving forward, we remain dedicated to providing products and services that allow the sector to grow."

The Young Farmers in the Isle of Man are part of the UK-wide Federation, one of the largest organisations of its kind, with 612 clubs across England and Wales.

The 2019 Isle of Man Young Farmers Concert will take place between March 21st and 23rd at the Gaiety Theatre.

Tickets will be available from the Welcome Centre from February 9th.

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