National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 April 2011

Join NFYFC's visit to George Freeman MP and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Government and Parliamentary Affairs Office, in Westminster on Wednesday 18 May.

This year's second Agriculture & Rural Affairs Link Day is open to all YFC members free of charge and YFC members have been invited to meet George Freeman MP to discuss issues and concerns you are passionate about.

There's also the chance to attend a Parliamentary workshop on the legislation process followed by a visit to the NFU Government and Parliamentary Affairs Office.  Based in Westminster, the team will explain the role of the NFU in London and the work carried out in the Parliamentary office.

Places for this visit will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and you will need to make your own way to Portcullis House, Bridge St, London SW1A 2LW (next to Westminster tube) and the NFU, Kings Buildings, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JJ. (Under 18’s will need to provide NFYFC with a parental consent form.)

Please download the attached form for further details and return your application form as soon as possible.


26 April 2011

Want to find out what university life is all about?

You can experience it first-hand at the Harper Adams University College residential Higher Education Choices (HEC) conference from 10-12 July.

Get some great advice on courses for rural, animal and land-based careers, take some lectures and seminars, make some new friends and discover a whole new world of opportunities.

Click here to download a poster to share with your YFC club members.

Download more information about the event, or find out more on the Harper Adams website.


26 April 2011

Former NFYFC chairwoman Helen Roberts has been granted a trustee award from the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) Council of Trustees in recognition of her support to the charity.

RABI was Helen's chosen charity during her year as chairwoman of the NFYFC council last year and challenged clubs in England and Wales to raise money for RABI in what was its 150th anniversary year.

Helen will receive the award from new RABI president HRH The Duke of Gloucester at the RABI AGM on 11 May.


26 April 2011

 If you are travelling to Blackpool for the annual convention and AGM, there's a chance to enjoy some of the great attractions the town has to offer via special offers from the town. Check out the annual convention pages for more information about what's on.



21 April 2011

Members of Worth Valley YFC, in West Yorkshire, have joined forces with ITV to produce an animated film showing the importance of local food and the agricultural industry.

Club members used the ITV Fixers initiative, which helps 16-25-year-olds tackle issues they feel strongly about, to create a series of animated films about farming aimed at primary school age children.

The four short field-to-fork films follow the meeting between a group of children and a local farmer who explains where food comes from and issues such as food miles. The club will turn them into a DVD for use in schools.

Worth Valley YFC chairman Thomas Ogden said: “We are concerned about younger people not knowing where their food comes from – they all go to the supermarket and see it on the shelves but they don’t relate the meat on the shelves to the animals and how it is produced. It is really important that people can understand and support farming and its future."

Field to Fork from ITV Fixers on Vimeo.

Watch the Fixers interview with Worth Valley YFC

Field to Fork from ITV Fixers on Vimeo.


21 April 2011

The third edition of The Adventurer magazine – the only digital magazine for YFC members - has been launched today by Farmers Guardian.
 
As official media partners of the 2011 NFYFC AGM, this will be the third digital magazine the national farming newspaper has created to highlight all that is good about being a Young Farmers' Clubs member.

Inside The Adventurer you’ll find quizzes, the chance to win four tickets to your favourite agricultural show and vouchers to spend at bars and favourite local haunts in and around Blackpool.

Find out who has made the competition finals held throughout the weekend, read our interview with popular band Lucas and watch what happened when we caught up with The Wurzels.

Jack.I.Ain't - FG's resident wannabe rapper – takes a look at the hot spots you'll be descending upon and if you fancy reminiscing over last year – visit our galleries and videos to remind you of Torquay’s good times.

This year, Farmers Guardian is aiming to raise £1,000 for RABI and is calling on YFC members to help. It's a charity close to YFC hearts and FG has 1,000 T-shirts to give away and is asking you donate £1 as you pick one up.


Click here to read The Adventurer




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