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Why Scott Mills flew from Stockholm to Blackpool JUST for Young Farmers

Why Scott Mills flew from Stockholm to Blackpool JUST for Young Farmers

Radio One DJ Scott Mills flew all the way from Stockholm to perform for Young Farmers at the 2016 Convention in Blackpool. Scott is covering Eurovision for the BBC in the Swedish capital but the pull of Convention was too big to resist so he came back to the UK via Holland – and went straight back Click to read more...

Drama delight for Joe Bowman and Brampton

Drama delight for Joe Bowman and Brampton

A harrowing account of 2001's foot and mouth crisis earned Brampton YFC of Cumbria top prize in the performing arts - drama competition, sponsored by Massey Ferguson. The club's play, titled "The Wrong Fifty", told the story of a farming family in Cumbria struggling to cope as the epidemic took Click to read more...

Darts delight for Jamie from Radnor

Darts delight for Jamie from Radnor

Jamie Poulton of Radnor YFC will celebrate in style at tonight's Annual Convention, after being crowned champion of the 2016 Fun Darts competition, sponsored by Walkabout Blackpool. Jamie (pictured right) picked up the top prize of £100 after victory in the final against Rob Flaherty of Lancashire Click to read more...

EU Referendum - in or out?

EU Referendum - in or out?

Young farmers have been discussing the future of the UK in the European Union at a special debate organised by European news agency Euractiv. Delegates at the AGRI Forum discussed the pros and cons of voters choosing to leave the EU at the referendum on 23 June. A show of hands before the debate Click to read more...

Young Farmers debate future

Young Farmers debate future

A packed Spanish Hall engaged in a lively debate to discuss how Young Farmers can build a future in the industry. Members put questions to a panel of experts comprised of Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick, CEJA President Alan Jagoe, and Click to read more...

We’re already rocking

We’re already rocking

Annual Convention 2016 got off with a bang with some stunning acts on the first night. Radio One DJ Dev said that he was delighted to be invited to Blackpool having enjoyed his first taste of Annual Convention in Torquay last year. “Young Farmers are some of my favourite gigs,” he said. Dev had Click to read more...

Guests pack Chairman’s Reception

Guests pack Chairman’s Reception

NFYFC National Chairman Chris Manley has told guests at his Chairman’s Reception that they are in for a fantastic weekend at the 2016 NFYFC Annual Convention. Dozens of invited guests – including representatives from young farmer organisations across the five nations – packed into the Massey Click to read more...

Blackpool 2016 begins with a bang!

The NFYFC Annual Convention 2016, sponsored by Massey Ferguson, is officially underway at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Thousands of Young Farmers descended upon the seaside town, ready for a weekend of fun, learning and achievement. The 2016 event is being held in Blackpool for the 25th time, Click to read more...

Ashbourne’s Young Farmers ready to be run ragged

15 Young Farmers from Ashbourne YFC in Derbyshire are preparing to don their trainers and, between them, run just over 100 miles to Blackpool for the 2016 Annual Convention! The members will be running in a relay, leaving Ashbourne on Thursday morning and aiming to arrive at Blackpool's Winter Click to read more...

Annual Convention – “Inspiring, tiring and heartening!”

These are the three words that sum up the YFC Annual Convention, according to Massey Ferguson. For the fourth year running, the tractor giants have been unveiled as the main sponsor of 2016’s Annual Convention in Blackpool, an event which they see as being key to their commitment to the future of Click to read more...

Young Farmers urged to think smart in preparation for unpredictable future

Young Farmers will be advised on how to seize a better farming future at the AGRI Forum at this year’s NFYFC Annual Convention in Blackpool. The theme for this year’s Forum, sponsored by Kuhn Farm Machinery, is “Living for today – striving for tomorrow!”. It aims to provide YFC members with Click to read more...

Meet this year’s Senior Member of the Year finalists

YFC's senior stars will be sharing their experiences of life as a Young Farmer as they bid to wow the judges and win the coveted Senior Member of the Year competition, sponsored by Tama. The judging panel is on the lookout for an inspirational member who has shown that he or she is involved in all Click to read more...

Lancashire Young Farmers are On The Moove

Lancashire Young Farmers are making their way to the annual Young Farmers Annual Convention in a rather unconventional way. This year, Lancashire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (LFYFC) chairman, James Oddie, is inviting all members to join in his Chairman's Challenge; to walk 36 miles from the Click to read more...

Coral Island Blackpool join Annual Convention party

One of Blackpool's most popular tourist spots has come on board as a sponsor for this year's Annual Convention. Coral Island is Europe's largest indoor Family Entertainment Centre, filled with fabulous food and family favourite seaside rides and redemption games as well as adult gaming and prize Click to read more...

Young Farmers Face Towering Challenge Ahead of Annual Convention

The sight of the Blackpool's iconic tower will be met with huge excitement for most Young Farmers heading to this year's Annual Convention. But for three YFC members from the south west, it will be met with huge relief! On 1st May, Somerset FYFC's Joshua Fincham (pictured left), along with Devon Click to read more...

Cornwall’s Cycling Challenge 2016

Members of Cornwall FYFC are once again preparing for another gruelling fundraising challenge ahead of this year's NFYFC Annual Convention in Blackpool. Every year, a group of Young Farmers from the county federation, called the "WotNot", take on a daunting method of travel to get to the Annual Click to read more...

Young Farmers savour ‘amazing’ Annual Convention

Young Farmers savour ‘amazing’ Annual Convention

It promised to be an amazing weekend - and it didn't half live up to the expectations! Thousands of Young Farmers across England and Wales descended upon Torquay to attend the 2015 NFYFC Annual Convention, sponsored by Massey Ferguson. It was the ninth time that the National Federation of Young Click to read more...

Superb slogans on show at club shirt night

Superb slogans on show at club shirt night

An extra competition took place on the final night of the NFYFC Annual Convention for 2015 - to see which club and county had come up with the best slogan on club shirt night. Determined to end the weekend in style, Young Farmers once again flocked to the Riviera Centre sporting their shirts with Click to read more...

Devon Dancers’ Delight

Devon Dancers’ Delight

A raucous Devon crowd cheered county buddies Buckland Brewer to the Commercial Dance title today. In a hotly contested final round, Buckland Brewer shook off competition from the second placed Gloucestershire County Team and third placed Clun Valley YFC from Shropshire. Buckland Brewer’s feat was Click to read more...

Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy

Despite a string of injuries, Wotton & Dursey Vale YFC from have retained their Jump Rope title. The team from Gloucestershire could only start training in January because of a nasty ankle break suffered by Sam Adams. In addition, Debbie Millington has been in a car accident and Dan Whincup had Click to read more...

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