National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

08 December 2014

36 Young Farmers across England and Wales are bracing themselves for the trip of a lifetime in 2015 after being selected for next year's YFC Travel Programme, and there is still a chance to get involved.

The successful NFYFC members attended a YFC Travel Selection Day, sponsored by NFU Mutual, in Coventry on Saturday 6th December. Each of them were put through their paces with a variety of activities and interviews to determine why they were suitable candidates to represent NFYFC around the world.

Angharad Thomas of Shropshire FYFC will be venturing all the way to Australia next year, while Alice Morley of Derbyshire FYFC and Jesslyn Thay of Oxfordshire FYFC (all pictured right) will travel to the other side of the pond and experience agricultural life in America - the newest trip in the YFC Travel Programme.

Michelle Evans, of Rushbury & Cardington YFC in Shropshire, expressed her joy at being selected to go to a homestay trip to Germany in June. Michelle (pictured below, bottom row, far right), who is studying at Harper Adams University, said: "I was quite nervous about going to the interview day as I wasn't sure what to expect. Although it was a very long day, the interview was fine and the panel of judges were really interested in finding out more about me and why I would be a good person to represent YFC overseas. I'm so excited to be going to Germany next summer. After seeing the presentations at the selection day I know that I'm going to have no problem getting along with the members of the German Landjugend!"

As well as homestays, the YFC Travel programme also offers a range of working scholarships and team travel opportunities, with trips ranging from one week to three months. NFYFC has been providing these opportunities for more than 60 years. 

The programme is supported by the Young Farmers’ Ambassadors, a group of former YFC travellers who raise money to provide scholarships for future travellers, as well as the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, C Alma Baker Trust and the Australian Bicentennial Trust. Each year YFC Travel continues to develop, adding new and exciting opportunities for YFC members.

A full list of successful applicants can be found here

Meanwhile, there are still two places available for next year's volunteering trip to India as well as the Tall Ships Sailing Trip.

A YFC Travel Selection Day for the Tall Ships Trip will be held at YFC Centre in Stoneleigh on Sunday 1st February. For full details on the trip and how to apply, click here.

Head over to the NFYFC Facebook page for all of the photos from the event.



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