National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

11 September 2013

Junior members from across Suffolk FYFC pitched up their tents and headed into the wilds for the annual Suffolk YFC Junior Campout.

Twenty six junior members and nine senior leaders took part in the campout at Baylham House Rare Breeds near Ipswich. After pitching up, the day kicked off with kite making and the boys from Gripping and Brett Valley YFC proved that they could make the longest tail, but not the most successful flyer.

The afternoon also included a treasure hunt and an educational trip around Baylham farm, followed by fishing rod making – although only one fished was captured and subsequently set free!

County Organiser Tory Lugsden said:

“Despite little sleep the campout was a pleasure to run and the junior members were a credit to their parents, their Clubs and to Young Farmers. Roll on next year!”

10 September 2013

Two Teesdale Young Farmer’s Clubs have been helping to spruce up their local livestock market with a long overdue paint job.

Enthusiastic members from Staindrop YFC and Barnard Castle YFC have been redecorating Barnard Castle Auction Mart in County Durham – painting gates at least twice a week to get the job done.

Libby Bell, Auctioneer at Barnard Castle Auction Mart said:

‘The mart hasn’t had a re-paint since foot and mouth, so it desperately needed a makeover. We all opted for the Young Farmers to come in and do it as we knew they’d be up for the hard graft!’

Alice Wood, Secretary at Staindrop YFC added:

‘It has been great to get both clubs together and achieve something, not only for our local mart but also our local farmers. I’d also like to thank everybody who came and helped – it’s been hard, but fun!’

As a reward, Barnard Castle Auction Mart gave the clubs £750 each for painting the whole mart. The money given to the clubs will help fund club running costs and much more for upcoming and present members.


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