National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

12 August 2010

NFYFC agriculture & rural affairs committee chairwoman Milly Wastie reports on her visit to Sweden as head of the English team at the European rally held there this month...

"Just back from the European rally in Sweden where I headed up the English team.

"This year’s European rally was hosted by Swedish 4H at the agricultural college in Halmstad, Halland district. Twenty-two teams from across Europe took part in workshops and excursions to local businesses and farms exploring the rally theme of rural entrepreneurship.

"During the week-long rally, each team was asked to dress up in their national dress and bring local produce to display for other to sample on the international buffet evening. Team members also had the opportunity to go on a homestay for a night with a Swedish family, while team leaders attended the general assembly of Rural Youth Europe.

"The experience of being involved in such a unique opportunity will be remembered by Team England for a lifetime. We recommend that you apply for the 2011 rally, which will be hosted in Slovenia," she said.

Pictured: Lydia Cox (Somerset) Claire Worden (Cornwall) Bob Dronfield (Derbyshire) Milly Wastie (Northamptonshire) Harriet Wilson (Staffordshire)


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