National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

28 August 2014

Young Farmers are being encouraged to show off their harvesting skills during this year's British Food Fortnight (BFF) from 20th September - 5th October. 

"Bring Home The Harvest" has been organised by Love British Food and will celebrate the harvest through activities and events taking place across the country during the national food promotion. Love British Food is encouraging Young Farmers across the country to join the celebrations by organising their own activities and events.

Harvest Heroes 

As part of BFF, Love British Food has teamed up with the Daily Telegraph to look for 2014's Harvest Heroes.

Catherine Tytherleigh, Organiser at Love British Food, said: "In the Search for the UK’s Harvest Heroes competition, we are looking for those extraordinary people who are doing great things to get their communities buzzing about the harvest.  We would like to see entries from as many diverse locations as possible; from a small village community deep in the countryside to the Square Mile in the City of London, supported by banks and big businesses."

Click here for details on how to enter this year's Harvest Heroes competition.  

#HarvestFever 

Young Farmers can also promote their harvesting efforts through Farmers Guardian's #HarvestFever selfie campaign. The campaign aims to celebrate farming, the harvest and local produce, so remember to post your #HarvestFever selfies during BFF.

Show that your club is supporting this campaign, by adding the #HarvestFever twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter account. 

This year’s #Harvestfever twibbon looks like this:




You can download it and add it to your profile now by clicking here

National Harvest Service 

Preparations are also well under way for this year's National Harvest Service at Birmingham Cathedral. Once again, NFYFC will be playing their part at this year's Service on 20th October. Last year's service at Westminster Abbey was attended by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and saw a reading by last year's NFYFC Chairman, Millie Wastie. There were also readings by British actors Damien Lewis and Martin Clunes. Current chairman, Claire Worden, has been asked to perform a reading at this year's service.

Youth Groups under the age of 16, can apply to attend this year's service. More details can be found here.

Get Involved

To add even more excitement, Love British Food will be running a series of Facebook competitions in the run up to and during British Food Fortnight.  If your organisation would like to be involved by donating a prize, please let them know.

So how will you and your club Bring Home The Harvest? Send your stories, activities, events and pictures to magazine@nfyfc.org.uk.


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