National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

14 February 2017

The first council meeting of 2017 will take place this weekend in Coventry.

Take a look below to read about what's on the agenda.

February highlights how your YFC democracy works for you!

Hot on the heels of your YFC area meetings, your elected NFYFC Council reps are heading to Warwickshire this weekend for the first 2017 Council meeting.

This is where there’s a two-way exchange of ideas, feedback and plans for future events. A new Council format is being trialled to further improve communications for Council and YFC members. Elections take place for steering group officers on the Saturday of Council and then national office-holder elections on Sunday.  Ed Ford, Lynsey Martin and Katie Hall are national office-holder elects for the 2017/18 YFC year.

Below are some short profiles on each office-holder elect.


Nominee for Chair of of NFYFC Council 2017

Ed Ford



Member of:  Chelmsford YFC, part of the Essex County Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.

Occupation:  Farmer

If elected, Ed's plans are: 

  • To re-visit Farm Safety and work with the Five Nations alongside Yellow Wellies to spread the reach of the campaign.
  • To continue to build greater links between NFYFC and NFU.
  • To ensure that Forage Aid works closer with NFYFC and to make sure that Young Farmers are at the core of any future relief efforts.
  • To ensure that NFYFC Board of Management and Council champion the needs of NFYFC's membership.


Nominee for Vice Chair of of NFYFC Council 2017

Lynsey Martin




Member of:  Ashford and District Young Farmers' Clubs, part of the Kent Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.

Occupation:  Self-Employed Livestock worker

If elected, Lynsey's plans are: 

  • Promoting agriculture as a viable career to young people.
  • Educating people about where their food comes from.
  • Giving young farmers the skills and tools to effectively run their YFC Clubs.



Nominee for Vice Chair of of NFYFC Council 2017

Katie Hall




Member of:  Gloucester YFC club, part of the Gloucestershire County Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.

Occupation:  Regional Sales Manager/ Calf Nutritionist

If elected, Katie's plans are: 

  • Create links with city farms and improve awareness of agriculture awareness in urban areas.
  • Investigate creation of a weekly or monthly radio show or podcast, increasing awareness of the year's hashtag and National Young Farmers' Week 2017.
  • Promote YFC Travel, making sure that members take advantage of the experiences available to them.


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