What is YFC?
Young Farmers (YFC) is a rural youth organisation, for anyone aged between 10 and 26 years old. Clubs and County Federations are affiliated to the National Federation of Young Famers’ Clubs (NFYFC), which aims to support young people in agriculture and the countryside, has approx 25,000 members in over 650 clubs across England & Wales.
Members enjoy socialising and interacting with people of the same age; learning; achieving and having fun. Despite the name, you don’t need to be a farmer to join!
The clubs, like the County Federation, operate within a democratic committee structure. This provides opportunities for members to take on responsibility for the running of the clubs, looking after the interests of the members and be involved in decision-making within their club. At AGMs, members are elected into the club officer roles and are supported in these through training and leader guidance. There is also the opportunity to get involved in county, area and national roles.Clubs organise their own programme for their regular meetings, with activites including sports, crafts, skills development. With such a broad range, clubs ensure the interests of all members are catered for. Clubs’ activities are complemented by those organised by Warwickshire County YFC activities, such as competitions, training weekends and social/fundraising events. There’s also a number of competitions throughout the year, including public speaking, stock-judging and rural skills, giving members the opportunity to compete against others from the same County or Area and, if successful, competing at National level against YFC members from across England & Wales.
YFC is and will continue to be an organisation to which members are proud to belong. It aims to be a safe environment in which members can have fun, make friends, learn and achieve.
The organisation will continue to be member-led and will aim to deliver excellent services for all young people with an interest in the countryside, wherever they live and whatever their background.
YFC will manage people and resources, throughout the organisation, so that we can effectively support members and their Clubs. Clubs and County Federations deliver services, experiences and opportunities and are supported by a regional structure, with strategic direction and assistance from the national organisation.