2015 Annual Convention kicks off in style
The 2015 National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs' (NFYFC) Annual Convention, sponsored by Massey Ferguson, is officially underway with thousands of Young Farmers descending upon Torquay for the biggest weekend of the year.
Approximately 5,000 YFC members are expected in the english Riviera this weekend, with their presence expected to bring approximately £3 million to the local economy.
Members were queueing up outside the Riveira International Conference Centre hours before registration was due to start, eager to collect their Kuhn wristbands and meet the various exhibitors.
Two of those Young Farmers were the winners of this year's Face of Convention competition. Polly Chapman and George Grant arrived with their clubs, excited at what the weekend had in store for them.
Polly (pictured left) said: "It's my first national AGM, so I was excited enough just to be going, but this weekend has topped off what is going to be an awesome weekend. I'm really looking forward to the weekend, including seeing the boys from our club take part in the darts competition."
George (pictured right), who was voted as Britain's sexiest farmer in Farmers Weekly, said: "It's all a bit overwhelming, really. I was really pleased to have won. This is my first Convention in Torquay and I'm really looking forward to potentially meeting some Radio 1 DJs, especially Chris Stark.
The Friday night of Annual Convention will see Radio 1's Huw Stephens take to the stage, as well as performances from cover band, Hype Deluxe.