National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

29 January 2016

Five Young Farmers from across the country have put themselves forward as nominees for the positions of NFYFC (National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs) national chair and vice-chair for 2016/17.

Chris Manley of Culm Valley YFC, Devon will be up against Jess Townson of Bolton-by-Bowland YFC, Lancashire for the position of national chair. Both candidates currently hold the two vice-chair positions within NFYFC, with Chris Manley having held the position for the last two years.

Meanwhile, Caroline Baker of Stockton YFC, County Durham, Ed Ford of Chelmsford YFC, Essex and Lynsey Martin of Ashford and District YFC, Kent will compete for the two vice-chair positions.

It will be the first time since November 2011 that NFYFC Council members will get to choose who they vote for as their new chairs of council. Since then, nominees for these positions have all run unopposed.

James Eckley, NFYFC Chief Officer, said: “Following the last three elections, it’s exciting to think that this year, Young Farmers will have a choice when they elect their new chairs and vice-chairs. Democracy is at the heart of our federation and it is only right that they decide who will lead the organisation as a senior officer of the NFYFC.

“It’s encouraging to see that our members want to hold office at NFYFC level and help shape the future of the federation. We look forward to hearing each of the cases for the candidates and we wish them all the very best of luck.”

NFYFC Council members will vote for their new chair and vice-chairs on Sunday 21st February. The result will be announced live on the @NFYFC Twitter page from approximately 10:30am.

Further information about each of the nominees is available on the Council webpage.


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