Brussels 6 July 2017: As a principal partner of CEJA (the European Council of Young Farmers), Massey Ferguson was invited to attend the organisation’s General Assembly and the election of its new Board.
Massey Ferguson’s Cinzia Peghin, a nominated Election Assistant, was on hand to help supervise the voting process which saw Jannes Maes from Belgium named the new President of CEJA.
Four new Vice-Presidents were also elected including Iris Bouwers from The Netherlands, Christoph Daun from Germany, Tomáš Ignác Fénix from Czech Republic and Seán Finan from Ireland.
“Our warmest congratulations to Jannes. We look forward to working with him over the next two years,” said Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services and Public Relations who made a keynote presentation at the General Assembly looking at Digitalisation and how it affects the farming supply chain.
Jannes Maes spent his childhood on his family’s farm in Flanders. After learning the tools and skills of the trade at home, his passion for farming led to an education in agriculture. Today he works as herd manager on a dairy farm in Flanders.
CEJA represents 2 million young farmers in Europe. Massey Ferguson has been a major partner for three and half years, supporting the organisation’s work as the voice of the next generation of farmers.