National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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11 April 2016

NFYFC chairman Chris Manley and Vice-chairman Edward Ford attended the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) conference and AGM in Newtownards, Northern Ireland over the weekend.

They joined delegates from the Five Nations and members of YFCU to celebrate the years achievements and participate in a number of workshops. The highlight of the weekend was the Club of the Year competition followed by the AGM, which saw Roberta Simmons re-elected as President and James Speers continuing as Deputy President. 


07 April 2016

With support from Defra, Young Farmers joined conservation and farming experts to enhance their understanding and skills in precision arable farming at the Allerton Project, Loddington Leicestershire last week.

Dr Alistair Leake set the scene of global food production and population and gave a brief history of the last 20 years of precision farming.  Presenters included Davina Fillingham, a rural surveyor who’s business interests prompted her to study for a Nuffield scholarship in precision farming and Clive Blacker from Precision Decisions who highlighted scanning, yield mapping and took a look at tomorrow’s successful but sustainable farmers.
 

Phil Jarvis and Jim Egan explained how technology can aid both profitable food production and help protect our farmed environment and young farmers saw first-hand the machinery used and the results on the Loddington farm.


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