National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 January 2020

A series of regional talks around the country are allowing YFC members to share their views with Defra on proposals for the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM).

More than 100 YFC members have been involved in the events so far that have been held in East Riding of Yorkshire, Cumbria, Herefordshire and Hampshire, Northumberland and Cambridgeshire.

Many of the events, which started last year, had to be postponed to early 2020 due to the general election being called towards the end of last year.

Cumbria FYFC hosted a successful event in January, just a few days after the reintroduction of the Agriculture Bill giving YFC members plenty of issues to debate. In Herefordshire, the event even attracted the attention of its mascot Bertie the Bull.

There are two more events planned for 13 February in Somerset and Nottinghamshire.

NFYFC’s AGRI Steering Group Chairman  David Goodwin said: “These are important discussions with Defra – both to hear about future plans for farming and the environment and most importantly to have your say.  

“NFYFC AGRI encourages all interested YFC members to come along and share their views, concerns and much-needed local and regional knowledge with Defra representatives.”  

Refreshments are provided at these free events that are being hosted by County Federations. 




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