What is Annual Convention?
The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) Annual Convention is the highlight of the YFC calendar for our members. More than 5,000 young farmers from across England and Wales gather together to celebrate being part of one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.
For many of our young farmers, it's a chance to take a much deserved break away from farming or rural life – and to socialise with old and new friends. As well as three night's of exciting evening entertainment, Convention also plays host to some of our national competition finals and an agricultural forum. We also hold our Annual General Meeting during the weekend's festivities, giving our members a voice on the future direction of this incredible organisation.
For 2017's unmissable event, we headed to the south west seaside resort of Torquay. We were based at the town's Riviera Centre from Friday 21 April to Sunday 23 April.
Radio 1 DJs
As well as some amazing house DJs and live bands, the Annual Convention attracts some of Britain's most renowned Radio 1 DJs every year. Check out this year's line-up!
Some of our most talented members battled for the big titles in a number of competitions across the weekend. We also held a Darts Competition on Saturday morning in the Riviera Centre as well as private interviews for the Senior Member of the Year that took place in the Riviera Centre and stage interviews during the afternoon's Entertainments final. In addition to all of this, we held the Cheerleading and Street Dance Competitions on Sunday afternoon.
Did you know?
NFYFC heads a nationwide body of 612 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) located throughout England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside. Our 25,000 members aged 10 to 26 develop skills, work with the local community, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life. There are a further 1,100 associate members, many of whom are involved in the running of the clubs and NFYFC.