National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

25 November 2009

New NFYFC tenancy training days have been hailed a huge success, with delegates from counties across the south west attending the oversubscribed first event in Exeter this month.

YFC members representing every county federation in the region attended the first of the three free training events in conjunction with Savills and the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA).

They were given the chance to learn more about how to successfully secure a farm tenancy, polish up their farm business skills and ask questions of the experts at the event, including Clive Beer, Savills’ head of rural professional services; Ashley Lilley, Savills’ agribusiness consultant and TFA chief executive George Dunn.

NFYFC agriculture & rural affairs committee chairwoman Katherine Sealy said: “It was good to see so many young farmers from across the south west wanting to find out more about how they can make better tenancy applications.

“The event was oversubscribed, and I hope that this will give more people confidence to put into practice what they learned by entering the NFYFC farm business development competition next year.

“It certainly confirmed that there are plenty of forward-thinking young farmers ready to grab opportunities with both hands,” added Katherine.

Further training events are planned for:

  • 27 November 2009, Savills offices, 20 Grosvenor Hill, Berkeley Square, London W1K 3HQ
  • 15 January 2009, York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX

An additional non-Defra-funded event will take place on 22 January 2010 at the Builth Wells YFC Centre in Wales.

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