is the Manx National Farmers’ Union
Manx NFU is the only collective and coherent voice
of the farming industry in the Isle of Man.
Manx NFU is also the main way other groups (e.g. Government
Departments, statutory boards, environmental, wildlife or NGO’s) can
touch with Manx farmers.
current membership represents over two hundred
individual agricultural businesses.
We exercise a system of one-member-one-vote
democracy at branch level (southern, central and northern branches
monthly between October and April).
operate a representative democratic system at
our national council (which meets monthly throughout the year), and
sector committees (Meat & Livestock, Dairy, Cereals, Land, Potatoes
Vegetables and Publicity & New Entrants.)
- Members of council are elected from their
branches, sector committee representatives are ratified by council
having been nominated by the branches.
directs the work of the President and Vice-president, who direct the
work of the General Secretary (the Union’s sole full-time employee who
is assisted by a part-time administrator), through the General Purposes
does the Manx NFU do?
provide information and advice for members from all sectors of farming:
dairy, arable, sheep, beef, pigs, poultry, vegetable, bio-fuel, organic
- We lobby
to ensure the farmers' voice is heard at the heart of government, both
in the Isle of Man and across the UK and Europe.
- We raise
awareness of Manx food and farming through the news & media. We
currently operate the joint I Love Manx campaign with DEFA
foster links between Manx farmers and other organisations such as the
Young Farmers, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, MEA, IOM Water
Authority, processors, supermarkets, IOM Farmers’ Markets etc.
negotiate prices and support levels on behalf of all farmers.