National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

07 November 2016

NFYFC has joined the Rural Services Network to keep up to date with rural opportunities for young farmers, including available funding.

As part of the organisation's membership, the Federation receives a monthly bulletin, which highlights new opportunities and NFYFC will be highlighting these to members.

Sarah Palmer, NFYFC AGRI said: "There are many rural funding and collaborative opportunities for everyone to take advantage of and as a member of the Rural Services Network we can share these with members." 

October's Rural Opportunities Bulletin shares news on a wealth of rural funding and grant opportunities some of which will be relevant for YFCs. For more information you can read October's Bulletin here. 

04 November 2016

Young Farmers ensured their views would be considered as part of any future British Agricultural Policy when they met with the Farming Minister George Eustice in November.

The members, who are all part of NFYFC’s Agriculture and Rural Issues Steering Group, arranged a meeting with Defra to discuss the findings from the Federation’s post-Brexit survey. Members had also gathered additional input and opinions from the Know Your Future Market Forum held by NFYFC in October.

The Defra meeting was an insightful trip to the capital and a chance to highlight what young farmers would like to see in a future British Agricultural Policy.

AGRI Chair Sam Dilcock said: "The opportunity of meeting the Minister to discuss young peoples’ views and opinions was absolutely fantastic. It is very pleasing that government is taking seriously the ambitions and goals of the younger generation who will have to deal with the impacts of future policy and practices the longest.

“As a forward thinking and innovative generation, we are very grateful to the Minister for taking the time to listen to us and engage in such stimulating discussion.  It has helped us all better understand each other and work collaboratively towards the best possible outcomes for all our futures."

The full results of the NFYFC post-Brexit survey are available online but the survey will be left open to gather further opinions and thoughts for future meetings.


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