National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

21 August 2018

The Love British Food campaign is working with young farmers to promote British food to consumers in the build-up to British Food Fortnight which this year runs from 22nd September to 7th October.

Founder of Love British Food, Alexia Robinson said, “Collaborating with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) makes so much sense.  We are so lucky as an industry to have the most incredible network of inspirational young farmers, so many of whom are natural leaders with a strong voice in their communities and on social media, and who are the very best advocates for British food.” 

Young farmer and NFYFC AGRI Chairman, James Hutchinson, said: “The NFYFC is delighted to be working with Love British Food. British Food Fortnight is a great platform to remind consumers of the high standard of British farming and to appreciate the great taste of home produced foods.  Working together, our Young Farmers’ Clubs have a powerful anduk an influential voice nationally and I urge members to do what they can to support this campaign.”

Earlier this year Love British Food worked with 14 young farmers in a ‘#BritishFoodisGreat’ social media campaign in the build-up to the key food shopping period of Easter. Now the NFYFC is asking YFC members from across the UK to get involved in phase two of the campaign which includes a challenge to young farmers to do ONE thing during British Food Fortnight to promote British food.

What can YFC members do?

Contact and request your #BritishFoodisGreat foam publicity tool and of course visit the Love British Food website for further information. Then start planning any of the following activites:

  • Post a tweet #BritishFoodisGreat#TrueYFC or  #TrueYFC#BritishFoodisGreat
  • Display a banner (YFCs supporting British Food) and use your #BritishFoodisGreat foam prop!
  • Visit your local school to give a talk about your role in producing British food and YFCs
  • Talk to your local pub or local school caterers about sourcing British produce

Don’t forget to post your success stories on social media using #BritishFoodisGreat #TrueYFC and your #BritishFoodisGreat foam prop!

This is just another way of supporting the #TrueYFC campaign and NFYFC Chair Lynsey Martin’s challenge for YFC members to show their true colours and help ensure more British food finds its way to more tables.

Josh Dowbiggin, Love British Food Farming Ambassador (also Junior Agricultural Manager, Co-op and member of Co-op’s Young Farming Pioneers) said: “I am incredibly passionate about British food and farming, so am really looking forward to working with NFYFC and encouraging other young farmers to get involved with the campaign.  We should all be proud to be involved with British food and farming and this gives us the opportunity to promote what we do.”


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