National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

05 December 2017

Get the most out of your YFC membership and make savings with NFYFC's Christmas Shopping guide. Fill your stockings with our pick of the best money savers your YFC membership can buy:  

  1. Stuck for an idea for a farming family member who’s always losing or dropping their phone? Why not check out the hi-performance ROKK mini modular system that allows you to attach your electronics to boats, cars, off-road vehicles, aircraft and more! You get 15% off with your YFC membership. 
  2. Know someone who loves horses? Perhaps a 25% discount at Harry Hall will help you purchase the perfect gift and have you riding high in their list of favourites this season. 
  3. Need a fun stocking filler? Then look no further than an NFYFC key ring. Choose from a metal SuperMoo version (£2) or try the classic YFC welly that comes in a choice of three colours (£1.50) or a squidgy pig, cow or sheep keyring (£1.75 each)
  4. For the readers in your life, why not consider a subscription to Farmers Weekly (35% discount), Fieldsports magazine (20% discount) or Countyman’s Weekly magazine (10% discount)? 
  5. Tweed high on someone’s Christmas list? Then check out the new styles at Timothy Foxx and save yourself 5% with your YFC membership. 
  6. If you’re buying for a YFC member or supporter then you can’t go far wrong with this fun stocking filler – a YFC car sticker (£2) or a YFC lapel badge (£2).  
  7. There’s a range of fab outdoor clothing and equipment available from Cotswold Outdoor – and you get 10% off with your YFC discount.
  8. A back up battery for your mobile is critical when you’re working solo out on the farm – or even when you’re on a night out and have been sharing too many photos with your mates! Get a back up YFC power pack from the YFC Shop. (£10 +P&P). 
  9. You can save 50% off BASC membership with your YFC discount so consider signing up a family member if you know they’d love to be part of this shooting association. Membership includes shooting opportunities, BASC insurance and other exclusive discounts. 
  10. And in case you’re really struggling to buy for a friend, consider the gift that keeps on giving for life – YFC membership! 

Don't forget you can purchase YFC Christmas cards in the YFC Shop too - they're £5 for a pack of 12 cards, individual designs by YFC members. 


02 December 2017

Switzerland is proving to be an inspirational destination for YFC travellers as for the second year running a presentation about the country has been chosen as the Best YFC Travel Multimedia Campaign.

Elin Harvard from Brecknock YFC is this year’s winner after creating a Powerpoint presentation with photos and facts about her homestay experience in Switzerland in June this year.

Elin’s active involvement in the farming activities on her trip was one of the reasons why she was chosen as a winner.

Judge Gary Vizard, from NFU Mutual, said: “After having viewed all the videos I judged Elin Harvard's to be the best on the basis that it seemed to encapsulate more of the ideals of the programme and she seemed to engage with the farming activities and everyday life the programme looks to encourage.”

Everyone who gets the opportunity to go on a YFC Travel trip is asked to create a presentation detailing their experience. Elin will win a trophy and a YFC goody bag, which will be presented to her during the Annual General Meeting in Blackpool next May.

Elin said she enjoyed putting the presentation together and encouraged others to take part in YFC Travel.

“It's so important that YFC travellers document and share their fun and findings. I had a ball sifting through my photos and putting my presentation together, though squeezing two weeks' worth of incredible experiences into a short PowerPoint was not easy,” explained Elin. “The YFC Travel Programme is jam-packed full of priceless opportunities to see the world in a very unique way - don't let them pass you by!”

Watch Elin's winning presentation here: 


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