National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

13 June 2014

Budding writers could be in with a chance of winning £500 if they enter a new essay competition on the The Future of the Family Farm.

The Family Farmers' Association is launching the competition to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming.   

The essay should be 750-1000 words and must be completed by 31 August 2014.

The subject of your essay should be The Future of the Family Farm, but how you choose to interpret this is up to you. It might be about the incredibly important role family farms will continue to play in the countryside and the economy, it might be about your experiences growing up on one, or about the threats they currently face, or the differences between the ones in this country and abroad.

The winner will be presented with their prize in the House of Commons on 21 October and an abridged version of the essay will also be published in the Farmers Weekly.

Entries can be emailed to Pippa Woods, or posted to the Family Farmers' Association, Osborne Newton, Aveton Gifford, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4PE.  

For more information, check out the Farmers Weekly website.

13 June 2014

Clubs could apply for £500 for their YFC if they are involved in a community or environmental project.

Activities such as a pond clearance, constructing a children’s play area, footpath laying, tree planting, village tidying and so on could entitle a club to £500 thanks to the Youth Social Action fund.

To qualify for the award your project must satisfy the Youth Social Action criteria:
•    It involves members aged 10- 20 years old in the planning, organising and evaluation of the project
•    The project will run for at least 8 hours within a 4 to 12 week timeframe
•    The project will be member-led i.e by the 10- 20 year olds
•    The project will address a real conservation or community need
•    The project will include planning, delivery and evaluation
•    The project will require members to keep a log of their learning experience

For more information and the application forms please email Cath Sykes or call 024 7685 7222.

Any clubs taking part in social action projects should send photos to the communications team.


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