National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

11 January 2013

This weekend ten YFC members will be topping up their talents and boosting their CVs on the NFYFC Train the Trainer course.

This internationally recognised training course helps YFC members improve their leadership and team working skills giving them an advantage in college, university or job interviews.

Toby France, Club Leader of Pailton YFC is one of the hundreds of YFC members who have been on the course:
“I needed to be an accredited trainer for work so I looked into the Train the Trainer course. It re-kindled my interest in education, and along with my passion for YFC, I came away totally enthused and ready to teach the world.”

Becoming a YFC trainer also means you can get involved with ‘Curve you Enthusiasm’ a brand new competition all about getting Young Farmers trained up to deliver the fantastic ‘Curve’ courses to the rest of their county.

To read more about NFYFC’s brilliant training courses check out p23 in the latest edition of Ten26.

If you’re interested in booking on a Train the Trainer course, the next one takes place in Huddersfield on 25th-27th January. Click here for more information or to book a place.

02 January 2013

Passionate members of NFYFC will be leading discussions on the issues that affect young farmers at tomorrow’s Oxford Real Farming Conference.

Russ Carrington, Katherine Sealy, Matt Sharp, Chris Bateman and Victoria Hicks are all active members of YFC and work within agriculture. They will lead a panel discussion and question and answer session, covering topics such as the barriers for new entrants into the farming industry and the role of social media in today’s agriculture.

Also under discussion will be the role YFC plays in developing a future agricultural workforce, particularly relevant after DEFRA today launched the Future of Farming campaign to equip and encourage the farmers of tomorrow. Ahead of speaking at tomorrow’s conference, Farming Minister David Heath said;

“With rising world population, Britain has a massive opportunity to grow and export more food, and to do so sustainably. So we need to encourage new blood into the industry.

“I’m not just talking about giving people more access to land or getting them on production lines but allowing youngsters to really embrace new ideas and technology for rewarding, well-paid careers.”

If you would like to attend the YFC panel discussions, you can book your tickets for the Oxford Real Farming Conference at


 [Picture: YFC member Russ Carrington will be chairing the panel discussions.]


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