National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 September 2010

This year’s Malvern Autumn Show, billed as a celebration of nature’s harvest for food and gardening lovers alike, proved yet again to be the perfect venue for the NFYFC cookery, floral art and County Exhibit competitions finals, as well as a great day out for YFC members, friends and supporters.

The second year at this venue saw the NFYFC finals housed in a much busier hall with comperes on both days making sure visitors to the show were kept informed of the aims and successes of these showcase competitions finals.

YFC members from clubs across England and Wales demonstrated their culinary and artistic skills this year to create mouthwatering dishes and stunning flower arrangements on the theme My Home County.

NFYFC operations manager James Eckley said: "The standard of workmanship and skills demonstrated in all three competitions were once again incredible. Each year YFC members continue to raise the bar, so well done to everyone who took part; to the winners of these hard-fought categrories; and many thanks to our hosts in Malvern for the wonderful venue and their support, including free tickets."

NFYFC Cookery Final & Cookery Questionnaire 2010

1st: Radnorshire
2nd: Pembrokeshire B
3rd: Cumbria B

NFYFC Floral Art Final

1st: Warwickshire
2nd: Pembrokeshire A
3rd: Carmarthenshire A

1st: Pembrokeshire A
2nd: Cumbria A
3rd: Lancashire A

1st: Bedfordshire
2nd: Yorkshire A
3rd: Brecknockshire

County exhibit: My Home County

1st: Lancashire
2nd: Cumbria
3rd: Ceredigion
Photos from the event and of the winning teams will be available here and in the photo gallery section of the website as soon as they are available.

21 September 2010

The Royal County of Berkshire Show proved to be a popular new home for the NFYFC tug-of-war and ATV safety and handling competitions on 18 and 19 September.

The always hugely popular tug-of-war competition attracted even bigger crowds than at its former home at the Royal Show showcasing YFCs' favourite challenge to the general public and the many YFC members and supporters who also turned out to cheer on the teams taking part in both events this time around.

Staffordshire YFC took home the men's tug-of-war crown and Derbyshire YFC triumphed in the women's competition.

Herefordshire YFC took first place in the ATV safety and handling competition with Cornwall in second place and Radnorshire third.

Photos of the winners will be posted here and in the photo gallery as soon as they are available.

20 September 2010

On the eve of Conservative Party conference on Sunday 3 October, the Co-Operative group in partnership with British Youth Council, Young Mayor’s Network, Conservative Future and Envision are organising a question time-style event for young people called ‘What’s Youth Got To Do With It?: engaging with the next generation.
The panel, chaired by British Youth Council chairman Liam Preston includes:
  • Tim Loughton MP, Parl. Under Secretary for Children and Families, DofE
  • Michelle Donelan, Member of National Executive, Conservative Future
  • Julia Margo, acting director, Demos
  • Paul Monaghan, head of social goals, Co-Operative Group
The event is happening outside the secure zone between 5.30pm and 7pm at IET Birmingham, Austin Court (behind BICC) in the Kingston Theatre.
A limited number of free tickets are being made available to interested YFC members under the age of 25.
If you would like to go, contact NFYFC youthwork development officer Catherine Sykes.

15 September 2010

If you missed your chance to sign up to go skiing in the new year with Snowploughing on the event organised for YFC members, there is now a second chance to get in on the fun.
The Snowploughing Event booking system has re-opened for a limited time only, so if you missed out last time make sure you get your £100 deposit down. Spread the word, invite friends and get involved!

It is now only 15 weeks until hundreds of YFC members and friends hit the slopes at Val D'Isere. Total trip cost is £399, which includes travel, accomodation and ski pass.

For more information visit or email

07 September 2010

YFC members and associate members are again invited to a special VIP Race Day on the final day of the prestigious Open Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, the most important event for jump racing prior to Christmas.
NFYFC’s annual Race Day at Cheltenham is a fantastic day out and takes place on Sunday 14 November. It provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a day of top class racing and entertainment with fellow YFC members and guests from around the country. There will be more than 80 trade stands to visit – ideal for Christmas shopping – and there’s always plenty of other pre-racing entertainment to enjoy.
Prices for tickets are £18 per person for current YFC members and £23 for associate YFC members. Ticket price includes post and packing.
NFYFC package includes:
  • Cheltenham Club Badge
  • Access to the exclusive YFC Marquee in the Tented Village with a private cash bar, buffet and TV coverage of the racing with Tote betting facility
Ticket orders must be received at the YFC Centre no later than 12noon on Friday 29 October 2010 together with full payment for tickets ordered.


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