Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday 27th January 2022

Happy New Year!

The next Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022 at Pannal Golf Club (nr. Harrogate) and on Zoom.

To allow us to setup for the evening and have an idea of those attending, please complete and submit the below form.

Thank you
Ed Bentley, YFYFC County Chairman

Following the success of the most recent Exec meeting in October 2021, it is hoped you will be able to join us in person once again, covid-19 dependent.

YFYFC Statement

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs (“YFYFC”) and Gisburn YFC (event organisers) are saddened to hear about the allegation of a spiking incident at an event on Saturday 13th November. We are working with the Police to assist in their ongoing investigations and supporting anyone affected by this reported incident.

If anyone has any information or is concerned that they may have been spiked at the event, please contact 101 and quote incident number 1610 – November 14 2021.

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Christmas Tree Collection – in partnership with Sue Ryder

The Events, Finance and Marketing Committee have agreed to work in partnership with Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice based in Leeds by collecting Christmas Trees to recycle from 8th January 2022 until 11th January 2022 initially.

We need your help by providing vans, trucks, tractors and trailers; driving them on a pre-determined route in the LS19 and LS20 area (Yeadon, Rawdon and Guiseley) with volunteer tree picker-uppers!  🚜 🚚 🚛

A team from Settle District will also be collecting trees in the BD24 area – if you are interested in helping Settle District – please contact Anna Booth directly.

Sue Ryder will kindly book all the trees in and collect the funds and we will collect the trees and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner. 🌲 🌲 🌲

So, we are looking for vehicles and drivers and also willing volunteers.

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Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday 28th October 2021

Join your fellow members at the first in-person Executive Committee Meeting since January 2020.

The County Officer Team are really looking forward to seeing the members again.

We hope to complete the meeting in good time so we all have the opportunity to socialise after the meeting.

New YFC Year – time for Winter Programme prep

As many clubs begin to return back after the summer break, we want to help you get up and running again by hosting a virtual meeting to discuss Club Winter Programmes.


  • Winter Programme Ideas for your club programme
  • Share some of your great ideas
  • How to plan your club programme and considerations
  • Design and publishing your club’s programme
  • How to get involved with National Young Farmers’ Week
  • Learn about YFC Operation Green
  • Q&A

Please register in advance of the session so we have an idea of numbers.

We all hope the coronavirus pandemic is behind us, so all clubs can open their doors once again with little disruption or restrictions.

A fun, exciting and engaging club programme is a great way to re-engage past members whilst also attracting new members.

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County Rally 2021 – Results

Thank You

Thank you to all our members for taking part in the Virtual County Rally 2021. We of course could not have done this without our judges, stewards and scorers – so thank you!!

It may not have been a normal rally, but it’s been great to see such a high standard of competition – good luck to any members going through to Northern Area Field Day at the end of June.


Well done to everyone who has taken part. Full results booklet will be available online over the next week or so once compiled and published.

Overall Club results:

  1. Worth Valley (144 Points)
  2. Holme Valley (88 Points)
  3. Boroughbridge (43 Points)

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Covid-19 Guidance and Restart of YFC

It was great to see so many clubs join the meeting to hear about the latest in Covid-19 guidance from Yorkshire and National Federations. Did you miss the meeting held on Thursday 20th May online?

See below content shared with the 18 clubs who joined. Thank you to those who spoke in the meeting.

Remember – visit www.yfyfc.org.uk/covid-19 for the very latest information and guidance.

Slide Deck

Covid-19 Guidance

Clubs are now able to meet in accordance with the Government regulations. Watch the short video as we go through what clubs can/can’t do:

Programme Ideas

Most of the clubs across Yorkshire FYFC are made up of a mixture of under and over 18s. This means meetings should be held outdoors – stuck for some programme ideas – see the video below:

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New Chairman’s Message

On Thursday 22nd April 2021, Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs held their Executive Committee AGM online for a second year running. Ed Bentley of Helmsley YFC was elected as Chairman, with Vice Chairman Tim Weatherhead of Knaresbourgh YFC continuing for a second year.

Ed takes over from outgoing chair Georgina Fort.

The past year has been very difficult for everyone in their personal and working lives, and YFC is no different. Almost overnight, all in-person club meetings were forced to stop, and any interactions between members have had to be online using Zoom/Teams.

Accepting the position of Chairman, Ed addressed the members:

“Firstly, on behalf of members and the Federation, I would like to thank Georgie for all her hard work over the past two years as County Chair and wish her and new family well.

With Covid-19 restrictions gradually being lifted, there now seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel, and Clubs can start meeting, all be it in a restricted way. Restarting of Clubs and Districts is going to be a challenge in the next few months, but one I’m up for!

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