Flood clear up day in Reeth

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The Chairman of the Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, Georgina Fort, has spoken of her pride at the organisation’s efforts to help flood victims.

An army of over 100 Young Farmers travelled from the length and breadth of the county – some from as far afield as County Durham – to help the clear-up effort.
Their focus was in the Dales village of Reeth, which has a race against the clock if the annual Reeth Show is to go ahead on August 26th .

A human chain of Young Farmer helpers gathered up walling stones that had been washed away with the force of the flood water and started re-building the walls.
“We were all so busy working there was no time to get emotional,” said Georgina, a dairy and sheep farmer from Silsden. “But when we stopped for a moment and looked out at what had been achieved over the day it was a very special moment.

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Great Yorkshire Show Stock Judging

Great Yorkshire Show Stock Judging

Young Farmers began their countdown to next week’s Great Yorkshire Show with a pre-show stock judging event.

The annual competition, hosted by Askham Bryan College, is organised by the YFC@GYS committee, a joint collaboration between members from the East Riding and Yorkshire Federations of the Youth organisation. The two sides of the county come together each year to run the YFC stand (number 187) at the Great Yorkshire and the stock judging competition is a traditional fundraiser for the committee. This year’s sponsors were the National Farmers’ Union, Farmers and Mercantile and Suregrow.

The overall winning club was Farnley Estate, with Broughbridge second and Kirkbymoorside third.
Results were:

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Red Shepherdess joins YFC at the Great Yorkshire Show

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Young farmers have been busy working on improvements to their stand at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Stand number 187 is run by a joint committee made up of members of both Yorkshire and the East Riding federations of young farmers’ clubs.

John Craddock, chairman of YFC@GYS show committee, said:

“YFC has had a stand at the Great Yorkshire Show for as long as anybody can remember.”

“This year we’ve made an extra special effort to smarten it up and have lots more going on.

“There will still be traditional favourites like the ducking stool, but much more such as demonstrations and debates. Rather than a space to simply wander through we’ve been busy making it a stand where all members of the family will want to stop and spend some time.”

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Northern Farmer Prize Coupon Terms & Conditions

At the Great Yorkshire Show 2019 the YFC@GYS Committee has teamed up with Norther Farmer magazine to run a fantastic prize draw.

July’s special Great Yorkshire Show edition of Northern Farmer contains a coupon – which needs to be posted into the entry box on the YFC stand at the show (stand number 187) – offering the chance to win tickets for York Races and Flamingo Land.

Terms & Conditions are as follows:

  1. Only one entry per person.
  2. The prize draw is open to all UK residents.
  3. The prize is as follows:
  • Flamingo Land family ticket worth £129.00
  • York Racecourse ticket for 4 people (Music Showcase Weekend 2019) worth £168.00 to be used 26th or 27th July 2019. Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  1. To enter the prize draw you will be asked to provide your name and contact details.
  2. The information you provide here will be safeguarded under the Data Protection Act and controlled by Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.
  3. The prize draw ends on: 11:59pm 11/07/2019
  4. The winner will be notified via e-mail or telephone by Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs within 14 days of the closing date.
  5. The winning entry will be selected by an independent judge selected by Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and the judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. No cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize.
  7. Use of a false name or address will disqualify any applicant from receiving the prize.
  8. The winner may be required to participate in post-event publicity arranged by or on behalf of the promoter.
  9. Promoted by Yorkshire and East Riding Young Farmers’ Great Yorkshire Show and in the publication Northern Farmer.
  10. Details of the two winners can be requested by sending a SAE to the address above after the closing date.
  11. If the prize is not claimed within 28 days, we reserve the right to redraw.

Freddie’s Fight

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YOUNG farmers from across Yorkshire have rallied behind a campaign to raise money for potentially life-saving treatment for a three year-old boy battling cancer.

Freddie Thompson’s family has a farming background and although it’s around 13 years since his father Philip was a member of Thirsk Young Farmers’ Club, the whole Yorkshire Federation (YFYFC) has swung into action.

Proceeds from the annual YFYFC County clay shooting competition, hosted by Ryedale District Young Farmers at Hovingham, were donated to the fundraising appeal – which has already passed the halfway mark of its £250,000 target in just seven weeks.

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Rachel Goldie appointed as NFYFC Vice-Chair

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NFYFC Officer 2019-20 Officer Team: Left – Dewi Parry (Vice Chair), Centre – Katie Hall (Chair) & Right – Rachel Goldie (Vice Chair)

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs very own Rachel Goldie, current Development and Marketing Chairperson, has been appointed as the National Federation’s Vice Chairman.

The vote was held at the February National Council on 16th & 17th February, and saw Katie Hall (Gloucestershire) sworn is as the new Chairperson for 2019-20, taking over from Lynsey Martin.

Dewi Parry of Clwyd FYFC (Wales) will be vice chair alongside Rachel.

In her opening speech, Rachel has said,

I WILL always listen to you the members of this amazing organisation and I PROMISE to work with you ALL to take the young farmers movement forward in the most positive way possible.

 

YFYFC Members discuss Opportunities for the Future Generation

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A SHORTAGE of affordable housing in rural areas was among the topics discussed at the Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFYFC) annual forum.

Panellists at Friday’s event, which was held at Thirsk Auction Mart, were given the general heading of ‘Rural opportunities for our future generation’.

The panel was made up of Richmond MP Rishi Sunak, North East Regional Director of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Adam Bedford, vice chairman of YFYFC and current holder of the Yorkshire Post Young Farmer of the Year title Georgina Fort, CEO of rural focussed charity Community First Yorkshire Leah Swain and chair of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs Lynsey Martin. The evening was chaired by former Yorkshire YFC chairman of YFYFC Ian Close.

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YFYFC Forum

On Friday 8th February, YFYFC will host their Annual Forum.
This is to be held at Thirsk Auction Mart, with refreshments from 7pm, for 7.30pm start.

Rural Opportunities for our Future Generation

The panelists include:

  • Rishi Sunak – Richmond MP (Conservative)
  • Lynsey Martin – Chair, National Federation of Young Farmers
  • Adam Bedford – Regional Director, NFU North East
  • Leah Swain – Cheif Executive, Community First Yorkshire
  • Georgina Fort – Vice Chair YFYFC & Farmer

The evening will be chaired by past YFYFC Chairman, Ian Close aka Donk.

Please contact the office if you are interested in attending.