19 July 2012
Read all about it! All NFYFC members should be receiving their own copy of the latest edition of the magazine shortly.
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There was a slight printing glitch on the back page in the ‘Give the
mag a new name’ competition. The small box at the bottom asks you to
send suggestions for a name for your magazine to the email address above
with a short explanation as to why you chose it. We will be preparing
the autumn edition soon so if you have any ideas, suggestions for
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13 July 2012
11 July 2012
Why not celebrate your club and county fundraising efforts by
entering the national competition for how much you raise? National
trophies (as well as the kudos of course) are up for grabs and will be
presented at the Annual Convention in Blackpool next year by our
President. The Prince Of Wales Perpetual Challenge Trophy will be
awarded to the county that comes out on top and The Lionel Hill MBE Club
Charity Cup will be awarded to the club raising the most (conditions
apply). No matter how small or large your county is, everyone is in the
running for a trophy.
The rules for the two competitions are attached, together with the application form, which needs to be returned to email@example.com by Friday 23 November 2012.
A further helpful attachment is a copy of ‘Guidance Notes on YFC Clubs and YFC County Federations on Raising money for Charity’, more advice on fundraising will be published on the website shortly.
Get fundraising and Good Luck!
10 July 2012This weekend saw the culmination of months of serious training and hard graft, with the national finals of this year’s NFYFC sports competitions.
06 July 2012
Agriculture still remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the UK, according to Health and Safety Executive figures released yesterday.
The figures show that there were 33 fatal injuries to agricultural workers, compared with 30 the previous year. With a death rate of 9.7 per 100,000 this makes agriculture the most dangerous industry in the country.
NFYFC have long campaigned for improved safety in agriculture, with former National Chairman, James Chapman, recently being awarded an MBE for his tireless work promoting health and safety in the industry. This weekend also saw the NFYFC ATV Handling and Safety competition, which helps teach young people how to stay safe on potentially dangerous equipment.
James’s message to all of those in the agriculture industry is “just be careful. If you are tempted to rush with an urgent job stop, take stock and measure the cost of cutting a safety corner against the risks of losing a limb or even your life. The risk taken is not worth it because there can be no going back once the unexpected happens.”
06 July 2012Helen Reeve, Chairman of the NFYFC Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee and a dairy farmer herself, has today expressed her concern about the proposed cut in milk prices of up to 2p a litre from 1st August. With milk prices already at their lowest for seven years, this could have a huge impact on thousands of dairy producers. Helen says;
“Throughout the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs in England and Wales hundreds of our members are employed in the dairy sector or are related to someone who works in the industry. The continuing drop in the milk price is a worrying time for many of our members and, of course, the wider dairy industry. With milk prices falling, there is a real risk that livelihoods will be lost and more herds will be sold which has a knock-on effect to the entire farming community. Coming from a dairy background myself, the past week has certainly brought an air of uncertainty surrounding the future of dairy farming. It’s time that action was taken to assess the issue of milk prices and this needs to be done sooner rather than later. In fact, before it’s too late.” Helen Reeve, Chairman of the NFYFC Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee
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