National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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27 February 2017

NFYFC’s membership magazine Ten26 has been relaunched and a new look issue will be landing on members’ doormats in April.

The new design is based on feedback from members in an online survey and also members of the Events and Marketing Steering Group have helped to shape the new approach.The image (right) is from the steering group's meeting in October when they were presented with ideas for the new magazine. 

The magazine is focused on helping members to get the most out of their YFC membership and articles include advice, links and tips.

YFC members also asked for more information on other clubs and a new club profile has been added to the magazine. In the first issue, members can read more about Drigg YFC and find out why this small club in Cumbria won Student Farmers’ Club of the Year award and how they have come out stronger after some sad and challenging times.

The magazine is also packed with advice on careers, what’s going on at Convention, a look back at YFC Ski and loads of your stories and photos too!

Ten26 magazine is a popular communications channel for members, with nearly 70% of members responding to our recent survey saying they read every issue and 92% saying they want to receive it in the post to their homes.

Please email magazine@nfyfc.org.uk if you have news or feedback for the magazine.



27 February 2017

Scott Mills and Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 will return to Annual Convention for the third time to play for Young Farmers this April and will close the Convention on the Sunday night.

The duo is among the five Radio 1 DJs that will entertain YFC members over the weekend in Torquay.

On the opening night Matt Edmondson from BBC Radio 1 will play Convention for the first time. Matt’s irreverent humour is well-known on radio and TV and he will entertain crowds of Young Farmers who will be wearing black tie and evening dresses for Friday night’s theme.

Huw Stephens and Dev from BBC Radio 1 will play to the crowds on Saturday night and will both get to see Young Farmers dressed as prince and princesses. This year’s fancy dress theme was decided through an online poll and dressing royally was a clear winner.

Alongside the DJs, there will be three live bands performing on each night. They include Black Stag, RPJ band and The Supergroup.

The weekend also includes the AGRI Forum, which this year is focused on marketing yourself and your business, the Annual General Meeting and a range of competition finals for Entertainments, Senior Member of the Year, Street Dancing and Cheerleading. There is also a fun darts match on Saturday. 

Pre-Convention packages for Annual Convention 2017, which is sponsored by Massey Ferguson, are selling fast. Remember that anyone attending Annual Convention MUST HAVE BEEN a fully subscribed YFC member by the 31st March 2017 and be over 18 years old.

Packages purchased for the Friday and Saturday will also give you access to the Performing Arts final.

For more information and to stay up to date on all things Convention visit www.yfcconvention.org.uk

The dates for the next two Annual Conventions have also been revealed:
2018  Winter Gardens, Blackpool - 4-6 May 2018
2019  Winter Gardens, Blackpool - 10-12 May 2019






27 February 2017

A great new opportunity has arisen to make your voice heard as part of the future policy on livestock policy, in partnership with the NFU.

In this current trading climate and Brexit coming ever closer, it’s never been more important to ensure young people’s voices are heard in the future of livestock policy.

The NFU hopes to demonstrate the variety and breadth of work undertaken for the livestock sector through a new partnership opportunity.

Getting involved would mean contributing to discussions, shadowing NFU advisers or joining industry and government meetings.

The NFU’s national Livestock Board  is key in policy-making. This board is underpinned by a Beef and Sheep sub group as well as the Uplands forum.  Policy issues are wide and varied and include future government policy, supply chain, market transparency and industry collaboration.

If this all floats your boat, next stop is an invitation to sit on the Young Person’s Livestock Board and help shape future NFU policy. If you’re interested in getting involved please contact Tom.Dracup@nfu.org.uk to find out more details and give it a go!



22 February 2017

The website to order clothing for Annual Convention 2017 is now live and can be accessed here.

YFC members will not be able to make orders for collection so all clothing orders must be submitted by 7 April if you want it to arrive in time for Annual Convention.


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