National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

14 February 2019

There’s so much to love about being part of one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK. 

The friendships.

They’re the only mates who understand what it means to win your County Rally or why you’re still wearing a faded club shirt from circa 2008. 

 

 

 

 

The activities.

One week you might learn about the importance of heel depth on a dairy cow while the next you could be starring in your Club’s production of Cinderella. There’s never a dull moment in the countryside and YFC members usually have a go at most competitions in a bid to boost their Club’s trophy haul.

 

 

 

 

 

Farming talk.

You’re pretty much guaranteed to find someone in your club that will be going through the misery of sleepless nights during lambing or who will be happy to talk about the quality of your crops during harvest.

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The marriages.

We don’t have the figures but we’re pretty sure the numbers of YFC marriages over the years are high! We’re not the countryside’s dating agency but we do have a lot of happy couples.

 

 

 

 

County Rallies.

Club rivalry is at its best at these fun annual events – where you can usually expect to be soaked at some point during the day through one of the water-based competitions! It’s your club’s chance to show off your skills to the rest of the county and bag a few homegrown trophies to boot. 

 

 

 

The contacts.

Need a great speaker for your AGM or want to practice on a quad for a competition, there’s always someone who knows someone, who knows someone, who errr knows someone… Plus you get to mingle with industry bods at some of the larger NFYFC events. 

The fundraisers.

With an average of £1.2m raised for good causes every year by YFCs, ‘giving back’ is a way of life for members. You’ll find yourself roped in to doing a sponsored cycle ride, a tractor run or entertaining the local village with your carol singing at some point during the year.

 

 

 

 

The wellies.

There aren’t many clubs where wellies are practically part of the uniform. Whether you’re going on a farm tour or just fancy keeping your feet dry at a club meeting – no one will notice if you turn up in your mucking out boots (unless you’ve got a new pair of Le Chameaus on for everyone to envy). 

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The skills.

One year you could be Club Secretary, the next Club Chairman – there’s a chance for everyone to take part in running their Club and making it a successful charity. There’s training on offer along the way too, giving you a load of skills to add to the CV and dazzle future employers.

 

 

 

 

The memories.

From the age of 10 to 26 – YFC membership offers 16 years worth of good times and far too many photo opportunities that will eat up all the storage on your phone. Whatever way you choose to use your membership with NFYFC, you’ll have the time of your life. There is no other youth organisation quite like it.

What do you love about YFC? Share your answers on Twitter using hashtag #loveyfc 



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