National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 March 2015

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ (NFYFC) dedication to personal development has been given a boost by Rutland Electric Fencing.

The UK’s market leader in electric fencing has agreed a sponsorship deal to support the Federation’s County Chairmen’s residential weekend. The weekend, due to take place in November 2015, is for YFC members who have been successfully elected to become Chairmen and Vice Chairmen in their counties.

YFC County Chairmen are Young Farmers who voluntarily lead their counties and inspire their members to have fun, learn and achieve. During their year as Chairman, they are responsible for the management of the county and act as ambassadors and role models within the Federation. The aim of the County Chairmen’s Weekend is to provide County Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen the opportunity to network, share best practices with each other and be given the chance to develop new skills.

After several years without dedicated specialist training, the County Chairmen’s Day was re-introduced by the NFYFC in December, as requested by the members themselves.  Following the event, the delegates agreed that this specialised training offered them much needed support and helped them gain vital knowledge. They also said that any future events should be held over a weekend as it helped create a relaxing environment for delegates to learn. This new partnership with  Rutland Electric Fencing has enabled the NFYFC to offer this weekend to its members in 2015.

Thanks to Rutland Electric Fencing’s sponsorship, 2015’s residential weekend will also include four spaces for members from the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, which will enable them to interact with their peers from England and Wales.

Tom Royall, agricultural category manager of Woodstream Europe, which owns Rutland Electric Fencing, said: “As an organisation, we are delighted to be supporting the NFYFC in the development of its members. These people represent the next generation of farming and will play a pivotal role in the future of British agriculture. This residential weekend will be a fantastic learning opportunity for Young Farmers and we are proud to be helping them develop and pick up new skills that will serve them well for years to come.”

You can read more about 2014’s County Chairman’s Day here: www.nfyfc.org.uk/national_news?articleid=10826&single=1


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