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Winners enjoy the limelight at Convention

Winners enjoy the limelight at Convention

Being treated like celebrities was all part of the prize for Worth Valley YFC when they won this year’s Club of Convention title. The Yorkshire club won the badge of honour after impressing the judges with the enterprising work they are doing in their rural community. As well as starting up a land Click to read more...

Gloucestershire are jump rope stars

Gloucestershire are jump rope stars

The county team from Gloucestershire jumped to it at this year’s Jump Rope finals to leap into first place. The team – made up of Tess Bateman and Anna Edwards from Sodbury Vale YFC, and Andy Wilcox and Dan Whinchup from Wotton & Dursley YFC – impressed the judges with their energetic Click to read more...

Disco delight for Devon

Disco delight for Devon

The Haldon Group from Devon FYFC proved they knew how to work the dance floor in the Empress Ballroom to win this year’s national Disco Dancing final. The team, made up of members of Cheriton & Tedburn, Okehampton and Bow YFCs, out-funked nine other teams to take the top prize. While they may Click to read more...

Poul Christensen made Life Vice President

Poul Christensen made Life Vice President

The dedication and support that five people have shown to the YFC organisation was recognised at NFYFC’s Annual General Meeting when they were each honoured with the title of Life Vice President. Former NFYFC President Poul Christensen CBE and Margaret Christensen, David Heminsley and Benjamin and Click to read more...

YFC members approve levy rise

YFC members approve levy rise

NFYFC members have voted for an increase in the national subscription (the levy) but not for the full amount recommended by the NFYFC’s Council. NFYFC Chair Lynsey Martin, Kent FYFC, proposed a £5 increase to the national levy to help the Federation plug some of the deficit it is facing due to Click to read more...

Senior Member of the Year helps small club make its mark

Senior Member of the Year helps small club make its mark

Elwick YFC faced closure a few years ago but they are definitely back and stamping their mark on the YFC map after one of their members clinched Senior Member of the Year - a competition supported by Tama. Katie Sanderson, 24, bagged the highly fought after title after competing in the national Click to read more...

Charlotte Smith re-elected as President of NFYFC

Charlotte Smith re-elected as President of NFYFC

Young Farmers have re-elected Farming Today presenter Charlotte Smith as NFYFC President for a second year during the Annual General Meeting in Blackpool. Charlotte said that it had been an “honour and a joy” to be NFYFC’s President. “I have now survived two Conventions and I have learnt that I Click to read more...

Panto clean sweep for Erwood

Panto clean sweep for Erwood

It was a clean sweep for Erwood YFC in the National Panto finals as they picked up first prize and Best Actor and Best Actress awards. And it was a family affair for the brilliant Brecknock club – the individual awards went to Samuel and Lydia Powell, with Samuel also writing, producing and Click to read more...

Positive vibes at NFYFC’s Big Ideas Brunch

Positive vibes at NFYFC’s Big Ideas Brunch

Training and succession issues were the hot topics of debate at the 2018 AGRI Big Ideas Brunch, sponsored by Kuhn Farm Machinery. Young Farmers said that colleges and universities were not offering enough up to date skills to help them progress a career in the agricultural industry and called on Click to read more...

Young Farmers raise £50,000 for charity

Young Farmers raise £50,000 for charity

Young Farmers have raised an incredible £50,000 for charity on their way to this year’s Annual Convention – with more still to come. Members have made their way to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool in all sorts of ways, including by foot, bicycle and even vintage tractors! And all to raise serious Click to read more...

Gareth Wyn Jones gives Annual Convention the thumbs up

Gareth Wyn Jones gives Annual Convention the thumbs up

Gareth Wyn Jones, star of BBC's The Hill Farm and Honda Ambassador joined NFYFC's Annual Convention for the first time and handed out Honda freebies to members in the Registration area.  The hill farmer from Wales tweeted that he'd "had a brilliant time meeting amazing young farmers" and that he'd Click to read more...

Young Farmers support local air ambulance service

Young Farmers support local air ambulance service

Young Farmers have donated more than £3,000 to support a vital Lancashire support service during The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ (NFYFC) Annual Convention in Blackpool. The national Chairman of the NFYFC Council Lynsey Martin from Kent Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, presented Click to read more...

Welcome to Annual Convention 2018

Welcome to Annual Convention 2018

NFYFC Chair of Council Lynsey Martin declared the Annual Convention open standing on the seafront in front of the iconic Blackpool Tower.  Lynsey welcomed YFC members to the seaside town and asked them to enjoy the weekend while remembering to be ambassadors for YFC.  The weekend has attracted Click to read more...

Your Convention 2018 packing guide

Your Convention 2018 packing guide

Don't forget your tooth brush and enough clean pants for three days away at Annual Convention! If you're in a packing quandry about what to take to Blackpool. let our ESSENTIAL guide help you include all the things you NEED for a successful weekend..! 1. Membership cards  A vital item for access Click to read more...

Visionary club wins Convention glory

Visionary club wins Convention glory

Innovative community ideas have catapulted Worth Valley YFC into the limelight as the winners of NFYFC’s Club of Convention 2018.  The 50-strong club, based in Yorkshire, is sending 15 of its members to the Convention in Blackpool this year, to enjoy a weekend of fame and glory. The YFC was Click to read more...

Pantomime fun promised at national finals

Pantomime fun promised at national finals

Panto punch lines will entertain a packed Opera House theatre at the Winter Gardens next Saturday 5 May when three YFCs take to the stage to battle it out for the national Performing Arts' title.   YFC members from Brampton YFC in Cumbria, Erwood YFC in Brecknock and Cheriton & Tedburn YFC in Click to read more...

Gareth Wyn Jones joins Convention

Gareth Wyn Jones joins Convention

Gareth Wyn Jones, star of BBC"s The Hill Farm and Honda ambassador, will be joining NFYFC at Annual Convention on Friday 4 May to help welcome YFC members to the big weekend in Blackpool  Gareth will be joining the Honda stand in the Registration area in our exhibitors hall to meet with YFC Click to read more...

Record advanced ticket sales for NFYFC’s Annual Convention 2018

Record advanced ticket sales for NFYFC’s Annual Convention 2018

Advanced ticket sales to The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ (NFYFC) Annual Convention in Blackpool are the highest recorded in the last decade, and organisers are anticipating a record number of young farmers to flock to the seaside town this May. More than 5,700 tickets have already Click to read more...

18 things to do in Blackpool during Annual Convention

18 things to do in Blackpool during Annual Convention

Don’t waste a minute at NFYFC’s Annual Convention 2018  – get plotting a fun-packed weekend with our guide to making the most of your Blackpool experience 1. Pick up a freebie Be at the front of the queue at the Winter Gardens on Friday so you can pick up loads of freebies from our exhibitors in Click to read more...

Extreme challenges for Convention!

Extreme challenges for Convention!

When tragedy strikes, Young Farmers’ Clubs are renowned for pulling together and helping in anyway they can. So it’s no surprise then that more than 100 Young Farmers are saddling up to cycle or walk a combined total of nearly 1000 miles to get to Convention this year – all in aid of raising money Click to read more...

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