National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

24 October 2013

An online Twitter chat about trips available through YFC Travel reached more than 70,000 people last night thanks to interactions from members, clubs and counties.

Using the hashtag #yfctravel, NFYFC asked questions about the trips to both interested travellers and those who had already been on an adventure with YFC.

Questions ranged from concerns about taking time off work and funding to what happens on Selection Day. More than 50 tweets were generated during the discussion with retweets and supportive messages from clubs including Farnley YFC and Abingdon YFC.

Members from the Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario also joined in the conversation to encourage members to visit Canada.

As the deadline for applications for the trips is looming – 15 November 2013 – there was plenty of advice for members around applications and Selection Day (7 December). Tweets included:

@AnnaLMayo: @NFYFC don’t panic about the interviews or application process, just more like a friendly chat but dress smart! #goforit #yfctravel

@Alice_Bird10: Lots of enthusiasm for YFC and British agriculture, all about being an excellent representative! #yfctravel

@Iwan_melon: know a bit about the country you want to travel to, be positive about what you’d like to gain from the experience! #yfctravel

@GilkesElizabeth: @nfyfc Really want it for the unique travel opportunity being offered and let your passion shine through.

For others it was a chance to just tell the world how fantastic their time had been on a YFC Travel trip.

@AnnainCanada: @NFYFC Kenya 2010 had the time of my life #yfctravel

@iwan_melon: @NFYFC @JFAO_ went on jfao homestay in summer 2005, absolutely great experience, would recommend to anybody!

For a full list of the questions and answers that were on the Twitter YFC Travel chat, click here.

For more information about YFC Travel click here or call Emily Johnson on 02476 857218 or email Emily.johnson@nfyfc.org.uk. Remember the application deadline is 15 November 2013 for trips in 2014, so don’t miss out.




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