National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

02 February 2016

Youth Forum members took to the Isle of Wight in January for this year’s Youth Forum Residential Weekend.

As well as fun team building events such as a farm trip and a hair raising ride on a zip wire, the members got down to some serious business, thrashing out ideas on how younger members can get their voices heard.

During the weekend, Amy McWhirter of Longridge YFC, Lancashire was elected as the Youth Forum’s new national chair for 2016/17, with Cumbria YFC’s Alice Longmire elected as vice-chair.

Amy (pictured right) said: “The Youth Forum has many plans for the next 12 months. For example, we will be continuing with the progression of the Watch that Cow Pat Game. Each area now has a game that all Clubs will be able to use to promote Young Farmers at their local shows and other activities in the area.

“We would like every County to use the game at least once throughout the year as it has taken a lot of hard work from all the Youth Forum members past and present.

“I am looking forward to continuing the good relationship the forum has with the Farm Safety Foundation. Some of our members will be attending Farm Safety days throughout the year in support of the Yellow Wellies campaign. We will also be attending some shows throughout the year.”

She added: “I am extremely proud to be the National Youth Forum Chair for 2016. I am keen to get all the Youth Forum members involved with the different events and meetings and I believe that every member has something to give to the forum.

“I want to make sure that all the members under the age of 20 have a voice at National level and that all their opinions are heard.”

To learn more about what the Youth Forum do, go to: www.nfyfc.org.uk/sg-youthforum.


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