National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

14 July 2009

Iwelly weekt is time to get your boots on and give it some welly for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund.

RABI National Welly Week from October 10-17 is the time to organise an event or activity of any kind involving wellies and raise funds for the agricultural charity, which spends the cash buying special items to give a better quality of life to those in need.

For more information visit or call: 01865 724931.

Click here for the RABI Welly Week poster

Next year the charity dedicated to supporting farming families is celebrating its 150th anniversary and a host of national and regional events are planned to mark the milestone.

Click here for a schedule of what’s planned so far

14 July 2009

Paddle like an Ancient Briton in a coracle, our oldest type of water craft.

Re-enact history with your friends by making up a team of five contestants and race against your fellows in a Coracle Relay Race on July 25-26 on the River Lugg, at Mortimer’s Cross Mill, near Leominster, Herefordshire.

YFCs are being urged to enter a team in this year’s event and the coming years in the run up to the London 2012 Open Weekend. It costs £8 per team to enter.

For more information contact Chris Partington on 01568 708820, or by email at Read more about the event at or

14 July 2009

Do difficulties securing rural housing affect young people’s decision to live and work in the countryside?

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) and English Rural Housing Association are inviting members of Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) to share their concerns and experience about housing in rural areas. A survey aimed at finding out members’ views on rural housing has been launched at the NFYFC’s Chairman’s Reception during the Royal Show.

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Chairman of NFYFC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Douglas Jackson, said that NFYFC was pleased to launch its next survey in association with English Rural Housing Association and looks forward to using the results to good effect. The survey will help to add to on-going research and determine any barriers to young people entering and staying in the farming industry as well as helping members who want to live and work in a rural area.

English rural housing


bullet pointplease click here to complete the survey online

bullet pointplease click here to download the survey for printing


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