National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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01 November 2018

Two YFC members are looking forward to getting an insight into the future of farming thanks to the Worshipful Company of Farmers’ NFYFC scholarship.

Lee Pritchard from Glamorgan FYFC and Amy Panton from Cumbria FYFC will be attending the Oxford Farming Conference in January where they will get the chance to be a part of the debate during a crucial time for the industry.

This year’s event is called a World of Opportunity and both Lee and Amy will get to hear from inspirational speakers, take part in fringe sessions with industry leaders, listen to Government speakers and network with people from across the sector.

Every year, the Worshipful Company of Farmers supports two YFC members to attend the conference – and any YFC member can apply. 

Judges said that this year’s field of candidates has been exceptionally strong and that they were impressed with their backgrounds, enthusiasm and involvement in the industry.

Amy, who is a Technical Manager and Livestock Procurement Manager for Dunbia Cumbria, said: “I’m really pleased to be able to attend this event. I want to get a greater understanding of how we can all work together to share our knowledge and collaborate as an industry.”

Judges said that Amy’s application showed that she is focused on the need to plan for the future and the changes that the industry must face up to.

Lee didn’t grow up on a farm but has now been made a partner in the farming business he has worked at for ten years and the judges were impressed with the diversity this background represents.

Lee said: “It’s going to be a good opportunity for us to learn from other people. With Brexit coming up, this will hopefully be a gateway to learning what the future might hold.”

Lee and Amy both said the application process was really simple. Amy said: “I saw it advertised on social media and then I just had to answer the questions and send in my CV. It didn’t take very long.”

The Oxford Farming Conference takes place between 2-4 January and a full conference ticket costs £295. For more information about the event, visit the website.

01 November 2018

Support this year’s Anti-Bullying Week by running the Curve’s new Beat Bullying module.

Almost 30% of children aged 6-15 have reported being bullied in the last 12 months. But it’s not just children – bullying can be experience by anyone at any time of life and in any setting.

Anti-Bullying Week – being held this year from 12-16 November and organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance – aims to support schools and other organisations to help children and young people, parents and people who work with young people to recognise and challenge bullying.

And there’s no better way to support it in your club than by delivering the Curve’s new Beat Bullying module dedicated to tacking the issue.

Beat Bullying encourages members to understand the different types of bullying, the effects and impacts of bullying and the importance of teamwork and cohesion within a YFC.

The new YFC Curve Beat Bullying module covers the definition of what bullying is, the different forms of bullying, the impact bullying can have on an individual and group dynamics and how bullying can be reduced/tackled in a club environment.

In addition to the resources from the Curve, the Anti-Bullying Alliance has lots of resources available for download including lesson plans and videos.

The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘Choose Respect’ and seeks to help everyone understand the definition of respect, that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that we all need to respect each other both face-to-face and online – whether we agree with someone or not.

01 November 2018

Cyclists and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in the UK. Add in the dangerous nature of rural roads and those on two wheels are especially at risk.

Road Safety Week takes place 19-25 November and the theme for this year is ‘Bike Smart’. According to road safety charity Brake, more than 100 riders are injured every day in needless, preventable crashes.

Being Bike Smart is about making sure that all road users – whether on two, four or more wheels – know about the dangers that cyclists and motorcyclists face and ensuring we all behave in a way that minimises those risks.

Road Safety Week is an excellent opportunity to deliver the Drive It Home Curve module, which helps members stay safe on rural roads.

Drive It Home helps people to understand dangerous driving and its consequences, helps to change attitudes to discourage dangerous driving and helps people make smarter choices either as drivers or passengers.

In addition, by registering with Road Safety Week 2018, you can get a free electronic action pack which will help you and your club be Bike Smart.


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