National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

31 January 2011

A cheque for £5,230 was presented to Herefordshire County Air Ambulance by Dilwyn YFC, which organised a host of Christmas fundraising activities to raise cash for the vital service.

The club collected more than 50 donated prizes which were put into a grand draw and organised a Christmas whist drive and a carol singing tour of the parish to raise the money.

Dilwyn YFC chairman John Hanson and club and Herefordshire county vice president Daintree Griffiths visited the air ambulance base at Strensham service station to present the cheque to pilot Alex Strobo and paramendics Ian Roberts and Kate Owen.

31 January 2011

Welsh is a real winner

Well-spoken: Junior reading and intermediate debating judge Wendy Jenkins presents the overall Welsh language public speaking shield to Dylan Roberts, of Eglwyswrw YFC.
A triple whammy of wins saw Eglwyswrw YFC talk their way to the top of Pembrokeshire’s Welsh language public speaking table.
Teams from Eglwyswrw won three out of the four sections during two busy nights of competition, propelling the club into first place overall, ahead of Llysyfran and Fishguard.
Eglwyswrw won the junior speaking competition, with Emily Lloyd named best proposer of the vote of thanks and Sara and Hannah Watkins winning best chairman and speaker respectively. Llysyfran were placed second, with Fishguard in third.

The team placings were repeated in the intermediate debating competition, when Eglwyswrw’s Arwel Evans won the best speaker award, while his sister Delun was named best chairman.

Eglwyswrw also took the honours in the senior brainstrust competition, with Robert Davies named best speaker. Fishguard were placed second, with Llysyfran third.
Llysyfran prevented an Eglwyswrw clean sweep by winning the junior reading competition, with Naomi Nicholas named best chairman and Sioned Thomas winning the best reader award. Eglwyswrw’s A team was placed second, with Hermon in third.

Teams will now be chosen to go on to represent Pembrokeshire at the Wales YFC public speaking finals in March.

28 January 2011

Get your tickets for this banquet of entertainment from the Wales YFCs on 12-13 March at the Grand Theatre Swansea.

Tickets are available from 01792 475715.

28 January 2011

Join Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wlitshire YFCs at their 62nd annual Three Counties Ball in April.

Click here to download more information and a ticket application form.

25 January 2011

MP for West Cornwall Andrew George has promised to raise concerns on a host of rural issues with the Government after meeting members of Helston St Keverne Young Farmers' Club recently.

As guest speaker of the YFC's meeting at Trewennack chapel, Mr George answered questions on topics affecting the agricultural industry, including bovine TB and high fuel prices.

Club spokeswoman Rebecca Jenkin said: "A lot of members turned up to listen to our MP's points of view about the rural economy and subjects such as bovine TB and the issues surrounding the badger cull. YFC members also asked a lot of questions about the recent rise in fuel prices and fair milk prices for dairy farmers and Mr George has promised to raise some of their concerns in future meetings with members of the Government."

25 January 2011

NFU president Peter Kendall was guest speaker at the Newport Pagnell YFC annual dinner and dance, held at Harben House, in Newport Pagnell.

Around 120 guests heard Mr Kendall speak on a range of issues affecting the agricultural industry, including the need to encourage greater numbers of young people into farming, the future of farming and the change in political attitudes to agriculture and related fields.

The event raised funds for both Newport Pagnell YFC and its chosen charity, Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust, which will be presented with £265.



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