National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

02 April 2014

The time capsule, created in honour of NFYFC’s 80th year, will be buried at the site of the first Young Farmers’ Club in Hemyock on 12 April.

Members from the Youth Forum and Devon FYFC will gather at the Milhayes Play Area in Hemyock to watch the capsule be buried. It contains memorabilia from the Federation’s 80th year donated by 18 clubs from across England and Wales.

Among the haul of items are photos, programmes, stickers, badges and information about clubs and the Federation. The intention is for future YFC members to dig up the capsule in 2058 so they can find out what life as a young farmer was like in 2014.

Local dignitaries will be attending the event which starts at 2pm, including Chairman of Mid Devon County Council John Berry, Chair of Hemyock Parish Council Heather Stallard and Cllr Ray Radford will also be attending on behalf of Neil Parish MP.

Current and former members have been invited to the event and there will be a small exhibition showcasing YFC life from the past decades. Youth Forum Chairman Sioned Davies will welcome everyone and Culm Valley YFC will be providing refreshments.

Sioned Davies said: “It’s great to be finally burying the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ time capsule to mark our 80th year. There’s an impressive collection of items inside that is sure to interest the young farmers of the future.

“We are extremely proud of our heritage and the fact we have been around for more than 80 years. The Federation has made a difference to so many lives, and it will be great to be standing where it all began!”


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