National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

03 July 2017

NFYFC’s plan to mobilise young people in agriculture and get YFCs more involved in education was discussed at the FACE (Food and Countryside Education) Annual General Meeting in July.

NFYFC’s Vice Chairman Lynsey Martin, from Kent FYFC, was part of a panel involving leading figures from agri universities, colleges and schools, that discussed a ‘Vision for education about farming and food.’  

During the discussion, Lynsey outlined her plan to set a YFC Challenge in 2018 to mobilise YFC members to spread messages about food, farming and industry careers opportunities. YFCs will be given presentation materials to use in schools to help them to spread food and farming messages to 11-13 year olds.

The Vice Chairman plans to launch the campaign in February 2018 and encourage YFC members to make school visits and raise awareness about the industry and YFC.

"I was proud to be representing NFYFC to discuss how the Federation could help to improve the promotion of food and farming education and it was great to catch up with other organisations too," said Lynsey. "I am hoping that my future campaign idea will mean YFC can really make a difference to spreading the message in schools."

As a former AGRI Steering Group Chairman, Lynsey has developed a passion for encouraging more young people into the industry, and played a key role in getting NFYFC involved with Bright Crop at the Big Bang Careers fair and producing Defra-funded #morethantractors leaflets. 

NFYFC have worked with FACE to mentor school children at shows and give talks/presentations at schools. They continue to share good practice with joint guides and membership of FACE.


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