National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

27 March 2008

Year Of Food and Farming

South West Chamber of Rural Enterprise (CoRE) has published its first edition of the South West Year of Food and Farming in Education Newsletter. Aimed at the South West region, you will find the information both interesting and informative. Visit  to find out what’s going on in the region, how you can get involved and links to regional partners.

26 March 2008

The West Midlands Area of Young Farmers’ Clubs held a One Day Visioning Conference on Saturday 24 February. The aim of the event was to:

  • Increase capacity of the West Midlands counties through co-operation with each other and the sharing of best practice
  • Improve evaluation of activities
  • Capture data to improve planning of future events
  • Provide information to support funding applications
  • Develop a shared approach to personal development through a Training Needs Analysis
  • Increase the focus on equality and diversity
  • Develop shared values for the region

The overall outcome was to help develop an action plan for the next five years that will secure the future and growth of Young Farmers’ Clubs in the region.

56 attended the event, including partner agencies that are listed in the conference report attached.

If any other county federations or clubs within the YFC network would like to comment on the report or share any ideas then please contact:

contact Michelle Harrison (Regional Development Officer for WMAYFC) contact 01905 621891

The West Midlands Area is holding a meeting on 26 March to start compiling the action plan. Once in place the document will be available on the website. The West Midlands Area will also be holding regular reviews of it's progress and the next review is on 22 September.

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Vision conference report

26 March 2008

What are your plans for a future in farming? NFYFC is running a survey in association with National Trust and Fresh Start. Take part in the survey and you have the chance to win £100 for your club, or £35 for yourself!

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14 March 2008

YFC takes centre pages in February’s Youth Work Now magazine

Credit: News Team International

The national magazine, Youth Work Now, has written a feature on Rural Realities focusing on Wythall YFC in Worcestershire and the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs...

“Young Farmers' Clubs are known for their work with the offspring of well-healed country folk. But there is far more to the organisation than glamorous balls, writes Tom de Castella.” The full article is available from the Children and Young People Now website


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