National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

22 September 2016

Today (22nd September) is day 4 of “National Young Farmers’ Week” – a week celebrating all things Young Farmers.

As part of the NFYFC’s (National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs) Recruitment & Retention campaign (sponsored by the Rural Youth Trust), each weekday of “National Young Farmers’ Week” consists of a theme relating to the amazing experiences and opportunities that come with being a YFC member.

One of the key things that ex-YFC members reflect upon about their time as a Young Farmer is how YFC has helped them develop as a person.

And today’s theme is about exactly that - training and development. NFYFC offers a huge range of training and development opportunities to help Young Farmers brush up their skills or learn something completely new that can help them as individuals, as well as their YFC.

In recent years, NFYFC has developed some fantastic resources, such as The Curve and The Source to help members realise their full potential. Not only that, thanks to the NFYFC’s Countryside Challenge initiative, YFCs can help with the personal development of their members – and earn cash for their club!

Rachel Tattersall, of Market Bosworth YFC, Leicestershire, got her club involved in the Countryside Challenge, by completing a 192-mile Coast to Coast walk for charity.

Rachel said: “The Coast to Coast challenge was to raise money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. Not only were we raising money for a vital cause, as a lot of YFCs do, but we were showing how our club was catering activities to all age groups from 10 to 26 and helping our members develop new skills like map reading, team working, self- motivation and nutrition for prolonged activities.

“Since joining YFC, I have been able to further develop time management skills. Combining a pressured full-time job, being club treasurer and trying to plan the Coast to Coast walk took a lot of organisation and hard work.

“Being a Young Farmer gives you access to loads of different activities, courses and grants, that help develop important skills such as team working, communication and self-confidence. These skills go a long way to helping members with their studies, jobs and as senior members running clubs. All members should be taking advantage of these opportunities.”

For further information about how YFC can help you with training and development, visit www.nfyfc.org.uk/developmentandtraining.


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