National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

19 February 2012

Members of Helston and St Keverne YFC spent their weekend in a lay-by with bags of manure- all in the name of charity!

The Cornish club, who have been doing the ‘dung run’ for several years, were raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Cornwall branch of Parkinson’s UK.

Setting themselves up in lay-bys in the Cornwall countryside, members attracted a good number of customers with club’s Alan Carter reporting a “good trade and a regular flow of customers”. Members also loaded up trucks full of manure and delivered bags to local villagers.

Mr Carter thanked all the club members for their hard work in bagging up and selling the manure and looked forward to another weekend of the dung run in the future.

10 February 2012

A stirring new documentary, following the trials and tribulations of Young Farmers from Herefordshire will be screening at this year’s Borderline Film Festival’s 10th anniversary opening weekend. 

Tune for the Blood documents a year in the life of members of Herefordshire Young Farmers Clubs, from the anxious TB testing to breeding the perfect dairy cow. The film, accompanied by a soundtrack written and performed by legendary double bassist Danny Thompson, is a gritty portrait of young farmers whose lives are tied to the Herefordshire countryside.

Work for the film began three years ago when it’s makers, husband and wife Richard Branczik and Anne Cottringer, heard young farmers speaking at a debate on food, farming and the countryside.

The film will be part of an impressive line-up of rural films and documentaries showcasing local issues and local film-making and Herefordshire Young Farmers are planning a spectacular opening ceremony. Tractors, a green carpet and even livestock could all be part of the festivities at The Courtyard in Hereford.

Tickets for the screening are available online at or from The Courtyard Box Office 01432 340555.

03 February 2012

Cornwall YFC is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with a series of special events and a call for members past and present to dig out their old photographs.

Cornwall Federation of Young Farmers' Club wants to create a 'wall of memories' to put on display during the Royal Cornwall Show in June to mark the special milestone.

"The idea is a simple one, we are hoping that past members will have stashed away photographs of what they used to get up to," said county chairman, William Dymond.

The county archive has already thrown up photos of a youthful Jethro, the award-winning Cornish comedian (far left), at a trophy presentation in the 1970s.

"If we get a good response it is hoped that we will be able to make a display that shows Cornwall YFC through our 75 years," said vice-chairman Ed Humber. "I am sure there will be some differences between what we get up to now but I am also sure that there will be many similarities".


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