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Raffle gives YFC Competitions programme a boost

Raffle gives YFC Competitions programme a boost

Luxury hotel breaks and a scale model tractor were among the raffle prizes that helped raise £630 for NFYFC’s Competitions programme during Annual Convention. Guests at the Annual Convention in Torquay were able to purchase raffle tickets during the weekend and 19 lucky winners' tickets were drawn Click to read more...

Young Farmers help to raise money for Torbay Street Pastors

Young Farmers help to raise money for Torbay Street Pastors

Young Farmers raised £15,000 for charity during NFYFC’s Annual Convention in Torquay this April. The money raised was on top of the estimated £1.2m that Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) raised for charity in 2016. Members fundraised in the build up to the weekend for their chosen charities and during Click to read more...

Amazing weekend for Club of Convention

Amazing weekend for Club of Convention

Club of Convention winners Newton St Cyres have had an ‘amazing’ weekend in Torquay meeting Radio 1 DJs and being treated like stars. The Club have made the most of all the activities over the weekend from attending the competition finals to learning lots in the AGRI Forum, as well as enjoy the Click to read more...

Street stars

Street stars

Tregynon YFC have scooped first place in NFYFC's Street Dancing competition final. The team from Montgomeryshire came top out of six teams, with Caldbeck YFC from Cumbria ‘A’ coming second and Meshaw YFC from Devon coming third. Tregynon YFC's Club Leader Teresa Isaac said: “I could cry! It’s Click to read more...

Cheerleading champs

Cheerleading champs

Knighton YFC from Radnor FYFC are NFYFC's Cheerleading champions. The team beat off stiff competition from Tarka Group of Devon FYFC who came second and Bakewell & Buxton YFC from Derbyshire who came in third. Club leader Dianne Gough said: “This was all about dedication. They’ve all worked so Click to read more...

Scott Mills and Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 close Annual Convention

Scott Mills and Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 close Annual Convention

Scott Mills and Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 returned to NFYFC's Annual Convention for Club Shirt night and impressed hordes of Young Farmers with their set at the Riviera Centre. Our Club of Convention winners got to meet the DJs backstage to chat about their weekend as well as get photos with Click to read more...

Young Farmers’ Clubs raise estimated £1.2m for charity

Young Farmers’ Clubs raise estimated £1.2m for charity

Young Farmers were praised for raising an estimated £1.2m for charity, with trophies being awarded to the Club and County that had raised the most in 2016. Essex FYFC won the Prince of Wales Trophy for raising the most funds per member during the year after raising a total of £38,399.99, with 412 Click to read more...

Llanfyllin are Ents Champs!

Llanfyllin are Ents Champs!

A moving celebration of our coal heritage from Llanfyllin YFC in Montgomery has won the 2017 National Final of the Entertainments Competition. A major part of their production, Forever Mine, paid tribute to the people who died in the Aberfan disaster in 1966. Club Chairman Huw Jones said: “This Click to read more...

Charlotte Smith elected as new NFYFC President

Charlotte Smith elected as new NFYFC President

Broadcaster Charlotte Smith is the new President of NFYFC. The Farming Today and Countryfile presenter was unanimously elected into the post at NFYFC's Annual General Meeting in Torquay by a packed room of YFC delegates. Poul Christensen stepped down from his role as President at the meeting and Click to read more...

Huw bigs up farmers!

Huw bigs up farmers!

BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens can’t believe it was two whole years since he last rocked National Convention. “Was it really two years ago?” he asked. “I just remember having a brilliant time. “All the rumours are true – it’s always a brilliant night, it’s always a lot of fun.” Huw is also a Click to read more...

Dev is back!

Dev is back!

Annual Convention is the best gig of the year, according to BBC Radio 1 DJ Dev. The weekend breakfast host said that Annual Convention might not like the cool London clubs that he also plays – but that’s alright by him. “Here, fun is paramount,” he said. “Have a good time first, everything else Click to read more...

“Proudest moment of my life”

“Proudest moment of my life”

Alice Singleton from Samlesbury YFC in Lancashire is the winner of NFYFC’s Senior Member of the Year competition. The Young Farmer who lives on a beef farm in Withnell, Lancashire, impressed the judges with her dedication to her club and county. Alice, 24, is Chairman of Samlesbury YFC and said: Click to read more...

Torquay community and YFC pull together after hotel evacuation

Torquay community and YFC pull together after hotel evacuation

A massive team effort helped over 100 members last night after a fire started in the hotel they were staying in. Most members were at the Fancy Dress evening at the Riviera Centre when the incident happened but could not return to their hotel. Members from Brecknock and Radnor Federation of Young Click to read more...

Bancourt Hotel incident

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is aware of an incident at Bancourt Hotel during our Annual Convention weekend in Torquay. We are working with the emergency services to manage the incident and to ensure the safety of our members and the local public. The NFYFC has set up Click to read more...

More education and understanding needed about British farming

More education and understanding needed about British farming

Educate more people about British farming and ensure the future viability of rural areas plead Young Farmers to politicians. The requests to Government were made at a post-Brexit discussion group, held after the main AGRI Forum during Annual Convention 2017, which was facilitated by NFU Vice Click to read more...

Improve connections to promote British farming

Improve connections to promote British farming

Young Farmers were advised to interact on the same social media channels as their consumers and promote the benefits of their businesses. The advice from top marketing professionals at NFYFC’s AGRI Forum 2017, called Making our Mark!, sponsored by Kuhn Farm Machinery UK, was delivered to a packed Click to read more...

Arrow victory

Arrow victory

Dan Ford from Derbyshire FYFC is the winner of the 2017 NFYFC Darts Championships at Annual Convention and bagged a winning prize of £100. The ‘just for fun’ competition has become a popular Saturday morning event at Convention, attracting more than 100 people this year to compete and watch the Click to read more...

Matt gets the party started

Matt gets the party started

BBC Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson got Annual Convention 2017 off to a rocking start as he DJed the first night. It was Matt’s first time at Annual Convention – although he is no stranger to young farmers. “I’ve done the Young Peoples Village with YFC Wales. That’s amazing,” he said shortly before Click to read more...

Chairman officially opens Convention

Chairman officially opens Convention

National Chairman Ed Ford has officially opened this year’s Annual Convention at his Chairman’s Reception. Special guests who were invited to the Reception – hosted in the Massey Ferguson Lounge at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay – heard Ed thank everyone who had helped put the event Click to read more...

Massey Ferguson celebrates Young Farmers at guest dinner

Massey Ferguson celebrates Young Farmers at guest dinner

Lead sponsor Massey Ferguson has hosted a special dinner for VIP guests at this year’s Annual Convention. Lindsay Haddon, Advertising and Sales Promotion Manager for Massey Ferguson, told around 50 invitees that farming is well and truly alive and that nurturing the youth of young farmers is vital Click to read more...

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