30 January 2012
The European Council of Young Farmers organised a Networking Lunch in
the European Parliament on 24 January hosted by Mairead McGuinness MEP.
The event focused on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy
(CAP), particularly the much-needed rejuvenation of the farming sector
and specific measures relating to help for young farmers, in an attempt
to temper the impending age crisis in European agriculture.
Deputy CEJA representative and former NFYFC Chairman James Chapman attended and said:
was very encouraging to hear so many European young farmers expressing
similar ideas to help young people into farming which seem to be
receiving support from the European Commission through Rural Development
plans. I hope we see these plans come to fruition in the UK.”
23 January 2012
We are pleased to announce the ‘Call for Motions’ for your National Annual General Meeting on Sunday 29 April 2012.
Also attached is the 1st Draft Agenda and timetable, together with some examples of Motions which have been debated in the past.
13 January 2012The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant under its Skills for the Future programme to the Grazing Advice Partnership to set up and run a nationwide programme of traineeships.
13 January 2012Sarah Grantham, from Shropshire YFC, is off on the adventure of a lifetime after winning the NFYFC Novartis Travel Scholarship- and she’ll be keeping a travel blog so we can check out exactly what she’s doing!
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 2012NFYFC 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:
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