National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

16 May 2017

Learn more about land-based education this summer and join keynote speakers such as Adam Henson at the School Farms Network Education Alliance (SFNEA) conference. 

This educational event, which is open to YFC members, is open from 30 June to 1 July and is being held at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester.

The aim of the conference is to highlight the value of land-based education through keynote presentations, breakout sessions and practitioner focused sharing and practical workshops.

The themes that will be covered are:

  • School farms as sites for learning
  • Agriculture, technology and enterprise 
  • Building student achievement, access and progression 
  • Building land-based careers and education pathways to university

There will be opportunities to listen and engage with experts, thought leaders and practitioners involved with farm schools, agriculture and higher education. Some of the keynote speakers include:

  • Adam Henson, TV presenter and rare breeds farmer
  • Professor Joanna Price, Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Agricultural University 
  • Dan Corlett, CEO of Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)

Find further information on the conference website and places can be booked here.


15 May 2017

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) director Matthew Naylor is searching for sponsors to help fund up to 50 scholars, aged between 20 and 30, so they can attend the 2018 conference in January.

The scholarships will help give the next generation an opportunity to experience the event and share their views and ideas. The 2018 scholars will also be given a one-day training course and media coaching ahead of the conference to help them promote what they have learnt.  

NFYFC currently provides two sponsorship opportunities supported by The Worshipful Company of Farmers and liaises with the organisers of OFC and other sponsors.

If you have valid reasons for applying for an NFYFC scholar’s place, or know someone who would like to, please contact Sarah Palmer.

There are also early bird rates if you wish to apply for a ticket to the conference directly.

Find out more about the Oxford Farming Conference here.



04 May 2017

The next Innovation for Agriculture precision farming event - How measuring rumination In dairy cows can improve herd health, welfare & productivity - is next Wednesday, 10 May at Antrobus Arms, Warrington Road, Antrobus, Northwich, CW9 6JD.
The day starts at 12.45pm with a working lunch followed by a farm visit at the Shepherd Family's Hilltop Farm, Aston by Budworth, CW9 6NG.
For further details and to register your place visit Eventbrite.

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