National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

08 January 2015

Kuhn Farm Machinery is championing the future of young farmers with a sponsorship deal with the NFYFC. The agricultural machinery provider has pledged its support by sponsoring the NFYFC's AGRI Steering Group. It is also giving its support at next year's Annual Convention by sponsoring the AGRI Forum and the Convention wristbands.

Kuhn, the world’s leading supplier of specialised agricultural machinery, will enable NFYFC's members to have their voices heard by policy makers and people within the agricultural industry with its support of the AGRI steering group. The group is made up of regional YFC members who are passionate about rural life and agriculture. The group meets up three times a year to discuss the role that Young Farmers play in the world of British farming.

One of the steering group's key decisions is to choose the theme and organise the AGRI Forum in April. Held at the NFYFC Annual Convention, the forum provides a unique platform for Young Farmers to discuss topical agricultural issues and initiate debate with industry leaders. It is open to all YFC members, supporters and guests and encourages attendees to have their voices heard about key subjects for future farming. The Annual Convention is the most popular event in the NFYFC calendar, with over 5,500 members attending every year.

The theme for 2015's AGRI Forum in Torquay is "What is your future in farming?"

James Eckley, chief officer at NFYFC, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Kuhn Farm Machinery. It’s incredibly reassuring  to have such a well-known agricultural brand on board, who recognise just how important the Federation is in shaping farming and rural affairs in this country. Kuhn’s support is giving our members a great platform to have their voices heard within agriculture and highlighting the importance of farming for the future.” 

Sian Pritchard, managing director at Kuhn Farm Machinery, said: "As an organisation, we care deeply about the future of agriculture in this country and the legacy that we leave to the next generation of Young Farmers. We fully support what the NFYFC do and are keen to promote the great work that Young Farmers are doing across England and Wales. This sponsorship with NFYFC enables us to understand the challenges that face young farmers today. We have only been supporting NFYFC since October, but we hope that this is the start of an exciting partnership."

As well as Kuhn’s generous sponsorship, Young Farmers will have the opportunity to take a tour of Kuhn’s European headquarters as part of NFYFC’s study tour to France in February. For further information on the tour, please visit www.nfyfc.org.uk/francestudytour.


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