National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

07 October 2013


Terrington Young Farmers have been digging up the land for their latest fundraising effort - a 24-hour ploughathon.

The mammoth feat began at 12.30pm last Saturday, with each member of the Norfolk-based YFC taking the wheel for one hour assisted by members Matt Norman and Jonny Smith.

In true Young Farmers spirit, there was a competitive element with Amy Walton setting the fastest ploughing time and Matt Norman ploughing the straightest furrow.

Club Secretary, Lindsey Walton said:

“The event ran really smoothly, even down to the change of driver and we managed to plough 65 acres of heavy clay silt land. Thanks to all the sponsors, parents and friends who supported the event and made it a success.”

The event raised around £1000 for the two charities that the Club are supporting this year – Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue and the critical care and intensive care unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

07 October 2013


Inkberrow YFC members are planning to brighten up their tug of war training ground with some free trees from the Woodland Trust.

The Club applied for the saplings through the Woodland Trust’s Free Trees Scheme which is giving away free tree packs to school, community and youth groups. The Club will receive their trees in November, ready for planting.

Jess Sykes, Chairman of Inkberrow YFC said: “Wayne and Sue have hosted the Inkberrow Young Farmers Tug of War Team on Oak’s Barn Farm for the last three years and this is a great opportunity for us to put something back. The trees will be there as a lasting legacy for many years to come”.

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07 October 2013


Young Farmers in Shropshire have been busy raising funds for a local farm which supports adults and children with learning disabilities.

Brown Clee YFC have raised £5,620 for Oak Farm, a council run farm that provides training and work experience in agriculture and horticulture to adults with learning disabilities in South Shropshire.

The farm is directly opposite the village hall where Brown Clee YFC hold their meetings and the Club wanted to help out their local charity. Club Press Officer Alice Price said:

“We decided to support Oak Farm because it’s such a local organisation and they have recently been told that their grants are going to be cut. The money we raise will help them buy a new IT suit which means they can keep up to date and attract new people to the farm.”

The Club held charity events throughout the year to help raise the funds, including carol singing and a twenty two mile sponsored walk. They also organised a Promise Auction which raised around £5000.

As well as making a donation to Oak Farm, the Club also gave £2,320 to Shropshire Air Ambulance.

04 October 2013


Chase YFC have handed a cheque for one thousand pounds to the Midlands Air Ambulance after a year of fundraising events.

The Staffordshire club has held dances, a slippery football match and race night to raise the cash and presented the cheque to the Air Ambulance at the Clubs 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance.

Club Secretary, Laura Owen said:

“Chase YFC is a small club with a really big heart, we always give 100% and want to do the best we can.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance is a charity we really wanted to support. So many of us live out in rural areas, working in the farming industry or out with horses and you never know what could happen without the Air Ambulance.”

01 October 2013

Devon Young Farmers are welcoming back Kenn Valley YFC to the federation, ten years after the Club closed.

Nearly 40 young people showed up to the Club’s first event which was a new members meeting complete with games and a BBQ.

Kenn Valley YFC Club Leader and Devon YFC Vice Chairman Chris Berry said:

“This is a really exciting time for us. So many new members have shown such an interest in everything YFC has to offer.”

The Club have already had their first official outing, a trip to Crediton Milling, and have plenty planned for the coming months including interclub sports socials and a pudding party.

Chris added: “We owe a special thanks to our County Organiser, Nick Creasey, who helped us get back up and running. His enthusiasm for the federation really got members engaged and keen to get involved in this new Club.”


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