To borrow their own slogan, the NFU (National Farmers’ Union) ‘is its members’.
Formed to bring passionate, like-minded people together, the NFU focuses on achieving change and representing its members’ best interests to achieve better results and standards for the farming industry.
The future of British agriculture and horticulture depends on the NFU. It works with its members to campaign for a sustainable industry and fights against anything that might threaten it.
The voice of British farming for a century
Established for more than 100 years, the NFU has a powerful, unrivalled voice when it comes to championing farming in England and Wales.
Representing both farmers and growers, the organisation now boasts 55,000 members and estimates that around 70% of all full-time farmers belong to the NFU.
Whether you need some advice, a little information or full representation, the NFU is a strong and supportive body to have on your side. You can choose from a range of membership options, as outlined on their website (http://www.nfuonline.com/
The NFU Farm Energy Service
Another facet of the NFU, the Farm Energy Service was launched to help members find trusted renewable energy providers: providers that have been thoroughly vetted to ensure they provide the best possible service, so NFU members know that they are buying from a reliable source.
What’s more, your NFU membership will reward you with a 5% discount on biomass boilers (or other renewable energy technology). So you could net yourself savings in the region of £1,500 on a single boiler.
So if you’ve been thinking about investing in biomass boilers, joining up with the NFU just became even better given that buying with confidence is key. And saving a chunk of cash in the meantime is just the icing on the cake.
Joining up with any respected association usually brings about some impressive benefits, which helps you to recoup the cost of joining up.
Over the years, the NFU has negotiated some attractive deals to offer their members, including:
NFU Mutual Advantage - Loyalty discounts on insurance
BUPA - Savings of up to 17% on private medical insurance
Livestock Transport Certificate of Competence - £35 +VAT for workshop, test and certificate
Trailer training - Up to 20% savings on the B+E test (for drivers who passed their test after 1st June ‘97)
Polaris - 5% discount on ATV and Ranger vehicles
Land Rover - Up to 5% off various models
There’s much more, including broadband, holiday and airport parking discounts.
What do you need to do?
Once you’ve signed up for membership, you can contact the NFU’s Farm Energy Service on 0870 845 8458 and they will ask for permission to pass your details on to a selected supplier (or suppliers).
With your permission, expect to be contacted by an approved supplier who will help you to take the next step.
If you’d rather not give your permission, the Farm Energy Service will provide you with the details of some approved suppliers and you can get in touch yourself.