National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

23 January 2018

This February, any member of the YFC can be nominated to be part of the NFYFC Council as a co-option and/or be elected as a co-option to sit on one of the five steering groups that help shape NFYFC activities and events.

Each Steering Group offers three additional co-option places.  These places are available to current YFC members, associate members or individuals (non-YFC members) with special knowledge of a topic that will support the steering group and its work. See the details below for the skills each steering group is looking for from YFC members.

NFYFC Council members are able to co-opt a maximum of 16 people to the NFYFC Council. These co-option places are open to both individuals and organisations (up to 10 places) that can offer expertise, knowledge and experience to support the NFYFC Council to make informed decisions. Individuals are co-opted for a one-year term and can be co-opted for a maximum of three terms (i.e three-years). 

Potential co-options can submit a statement of approx 100 words giving an outline of the expertise and experience that they could bring to the Steering Group and/or Council and why they should be co-opted. 

For more information about co-options see the full details here.

Submissions should be completed using this form here or an email can be sent to Sandra Bromley  by 12 noon on Friday 16 February.

Following the deadline, the statements will be circulated to the relevant Steering Group members (steering groups comprise 14 members from the seven Areas) or to Council members (for Council co-options) as they are responsible for proposing and seconding potential co-options to Steering Groups/Council


The Agriculture and Rural Issues Steering Group is seeking applicants who have an active working knowledge of, or particular interest in, farming and rural industries, agricultural and rural allied industries, education or policy.  For further information please contact Sarah Palmer  024 7685 7213.

The Competitions Steering Group is seeking applicants who have skills in at least one of the following areas - sports, farm skills, stockjudging and speaking.  For further information please contact Margaret Bennett  024 7685 7216.

The Events and Marketing Steering Group is seeking applicants who are experienced marketeers, skilled event managers, social and/or printed media experts. For further information please contact Erica Attwood 024 76 857 218.

The Personal Development Steering Group is seeking applicants who have knowledge of either youthwork, travel or training.  For further information please contact Cath Sykes 024 7685 7220.

The Youth Forum is looking for members aged 10-20 who are interested in ensuring that YFC offers exciting opportunities for the younger members in terms of the competitions, events and projects they can access within the organisation. They work with the other four NFYFC Steering Groups and Council to ensure that members aged 10-20 have a voice. For further information please contact Jodie Green 024 7685 7222.


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