National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

19 December 2013


A passion for the production and consumption of British produce has won one lucky member an all expenses paid trip to the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) in January.

Winner Georgia Frogley, from Long Itchington YFC, is studying for an Agri-food with Business and Marketing degree at Harper Adams University and entered the competition to help enhance her knowledge.

As well as a fully-funded place at the conference, the prize also included travel, accommodation and meals.  NFYFC, in association with Marks & Spencer, asked members to submit a 200 word proposal on why they should be the lucky winner.

Judges felt Georgia showed a real enthusiasm for farming despite not living on a farm – and they liked her eagerness to learn more about the industry so she could build her future career.

Georgia wrote: “Although I don't live on a Farm my hunger to learn about British agriculture is as great as any. I want to improve the relationship between farmers and retailers as I believe once a relationship has been established it becomes a lifelong partnership.”

Georgia has also spent six months in Australia on a beef and arable farm and learnt a lot about the importance of world food production and the need for the UK to be competitive at a global level. She hopes to work in Farm Assurance and is currently looking towards a placement in farm auditing.

The OFC attracts industry leaders and high profile speakers, and Georgia is looking forward to gaining some new contacts.

“I want to use this opportunity to network with industry professionals, to gain ideas and contacts for my placement year at University, “ said Georgia who also works part time in a farm shop. “My parents are pleased I am interested in this industry as there are plenty of opportunities for young people.”

Members are involved in panel discussions during the OFC and the Oxford Real Farming Conference, which is also in January.

To find out more about the Oxford Farming conference click here.





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