National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

05 December 2014

Young Farmers are continuing to take advantage of the essential and free agricultural training that is available to them.

Thanks to funding from Defra, nine Young Farmers descended upon Savills Estate Agents in York on 4th December to learn about different forms of land occupation, including contract farming agreements, Farm Business Tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) tenancies. 

The training was delivered by Savills agribusiness consultant Richard Morley and Brian Daniel, NatWest’s agricultural relationship manager.

Both carried out presentations to the delegates, covering areas including 'Making best use of viewing days' and 'preparing for budgets'.

The feedback from the delegates who attended was very positive. Some of the comments included:

"Good informative training, which made you work, not just sit and listen."

"Very informative presentations and good knowledge from trainers."

"Useful hearing comments on cash and cashflow."

To learn more about up-and-coming Defra-funded courses, available to NFYFC members, please visit our Courses page.

02 December 2014

County staff from across the Midlands have been recognised for their Safeguarding skills by the NSPCC.

Six staff members participated in the NSPCC's 2-day Designated Safeguarding Officers course. The aim of the course was to give county staff more confidence in their safeguarding abilities and help them to deal with potentially very difficult situations with regards to the safety and well-being of Young Farmers within their respective counties.

The course covered a wide variety of very delicate areas, including recording and reporting abuse, dealing with sexual abuse and allegations against members of staff.

Julia Taylor, County Organiser at Staffordshire YFC (pictured third from the left), said: “It was a really interesting couple of days which has helped me realise, even more, how important good practice in Safeguarding is within our organisation. I would highly recommend that anyone who is a County Safeguarding Officer, takes up the opportunity to take a course like this as it has made me more confident in my role.”

If any other county staff members are interested in participating in this course, please contact the NFYFC Youth Development Officers, Cath Sykes and Jodie Green.  


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