National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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12 January 2012

NFYFC Agriculture Committee members Milly Wastie and Mark Houlton made their mark early in the New Year by taking part in the Oxford Farming Conference Debate. Supporting Stuart Agnew MEP who proposed the motion ‘This House believes British agriculture could thrive outside the European Union, Milly helped to swing the vote in their favour. Mark Houlton seconded opposer Andrew George MP and relished taking part in the lively and prestigious debate.

Amongst the many YFC scholars who attended were NFYFC Youth Forum members Harriet Wilson, Matty Sharp and Aled Jones. Aled commented that the Oxford Farming Conference was a truly incredible experience and one that he will never forget. Having the opportunity to speak to industry leaders and people with an incredible wealth of experience was extremely enjoyable and offered a glimpse into the intricacies of the farming industry. His highlight was taking the floor in the Oxford Union and being able to contribute to a superb debate.

For future details visit the Oxford Farming Conference website.  


10 January 2012

NFYFC has secured EU funding to subsidise an educational study tour.  We will visit Brussels Parliament, meet with our sponsoring MEP Richard Ashworth and visit the Council of European Young Farmers (CEJA).  The tour will take place on 26 and 27 March and will operate on a first come, first served basis.  You will be asked to contribute a sum of £45 to cover the cost of the trip which includes:
  • Coach hire
  • Return Eurotunnel crossings
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation at the Hotel  Novatel Brussels Airport
  • Dinner in Brussels
  • Travel insurance
Apply for a place by clicking here



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