25 May 2016
The Land Partnership Service opens on 1st June to help forge future rural and agricultural business opportunities.
The bespoke service has been developed to draw together entrepreneurs looking for innovative ways of working with land owners, business owners or land agents with an opportunity or land to offer. The initiative aims to fill a gap and enable new businesses to thrive with new agreements forged between like minded individuals who just need a means of tracking down the right business partner.
“This service works for those trying to find an ‘in’ to business and those considering and offering a business venture,” says Russell Carrington, National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) representative for the Fresh Start Land Partnership advisory board.
“The concept is simple, but as with all schemes, the devil’s in the detail hence some very considered research and a pilot to ensure the new service runs smoothly. If you’re a Young Farmer looking for a business opportunity or an established business offering an opportunity, you can register your interest and explore future prospects.
“Many Young Farmers feel the need for help matching a business expectation with an available opportunity. We welcome the launch and future business ventures.”
Young Farmers can register their interest for free now by using the Fresh Start Land Partnership Contact Us page and leaving your details, and read on for further background information on the service.
25 May 2016
The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC) is calling on all of its members, who are eligible to do so, to vote in the EU Referendum on Thursday 23rd June. With two weeks before registration to vote closes (7th June), Young Farmers are being urged to ensure they are registered and have their say on a topic which heavily affects the future of the agricultural industry and the future of Britain.
While the Federation itself is completely neutral and does not lobby for either campaign in this referendum, it does encourage robust fact-finding, discussion and debate to ensure that YFC members make an informed decision when voting.
An EU Referendum debate was held at the NFYFC's Annual Convention on Saturday 7th May, where hundreds of members debated the subject and expressed how they would be voting. With a 50:25:25 split in the audience, half of members wanted to stay in the EU, and the remaining split between out and undecided, members were keen to get their opinions heard.
Resources for members
18 May 2016
In partnership with the Canal & Rivers Trust, the NFYFC has organised a practical hands-on one-day training event for the Countryside Challenge on Saturday 11th June in Yorkshire.
The event is open to members aged 16 and above. You will learn about the factors involved in the planning stage and delivery of a Countryside Challenge Project so you can confidently lead your own project.
This training will take place at Naburn Locks, Naburn, York, YO19 4RU.
Click on the below link for more information.
17 May 2016NFYFC will be joining the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) stand at the National Sheep Association’s Sheep Event, Malvern on July 27. This continues the longstanding association between NFYFC and BWMB and we look forward to welcoming YFC members and visitors.
17 May 2016
Don’t forget to book your place for the forthcoming Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) June livestock precision farming events in Devon, Nottingham and Lancashire.
Discuss current industry challenges and opportunities and find out more about precision farming, including data management and decision making, for your current or future business.
Follow the links to book your place at the following venues:
Westpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ
Newark and Notts
Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY
Myerscough College Main Campus, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston PR3 0RY
10.00 am Arrival and refreshments
10.30 am Welcome and Introductions
11.00 am Industry Challenges and Opportunities
11.20 am Data Management, Key Performance Indicators and Decision Making for Your Business
11.50am What is Precision Livestock Farming?
12.15 pm Lunch and networking
12.45pm The afternoon session will cover the following:
2.45 pm Top Tips for Investing in Precision Technologies
3.00 pm Close and Networking
* Comfort breaks will be available between all sessions.
T: 02476 857 200
F: 02476 857 229
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