Yorkshire AGM 2022

The County AGM will be held on Thursday 15th May 2022 at Pannal Golf Club.

The evening is very much a celebration of the previous year with the award of National and Yorkshire Awards, we will elect the President & Deputy/Vices, Honorary Treasurer and sign off on the Annual Report and Accounts.

We would love to see as many members at the meeting in person, and are discouraging Zoom to make the most of the meeting in person.

Food will be provided from 7pm, with the meeting to start at 7.30pm. Please support the venue by buying a drink each as we pay no hire fee for the room.

Please complete the below form to let us know if you are coming, and we can setup the room accordingly.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Clubs are being encouraged to get involved with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in June.

Buckingham Palace have been in touch with all Counties across England and Wales asking members to light a beacon on Thursday 2nd June 2022 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II as queen for 70 years.

The Queen is the patron of National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, so it would be great to see club events across the County.

Why not use this as a platform for a social, e.g. club/district BBQ and social. 

Get in touch with County Office for further information or to register your event with Buckingham Palace.

Download a guide on how to host a Jubilee Beacon event

Executive Committee AGM – Thursday 28th April 2022

The Executive Committee AGM will be held on Thursday 28th April 2022 at Pannal Golf Club (nr. Harrogate), 7.30pm prompt start.

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

A zoom link will be made available, but we would really like to see members face to face at this meeting. Zoom is great for those who are many miles for Harrogate, but part of YFC is the socialising and interaction with fellow members, which you don’t get over zoom.

Thank you
Ed Bentley, YFYFC County Chairman

Snainton YFC raise over £10K for Multiple Sclerosis charity.

A charity auction organised in memory of a former young farmers’ club member in North Yorkshire has raised over £10,000 for a Multiple Sclerosis group.

Before her death dairy farmer Wendy Howarth, from Wilton, near Pickering, had a long association with Snainton Young Farmers’ Club, first as a member and then as a mother.

Wendy never let her diagnosis of MS stand in her way of helping out the club, which said raising the money in her name was the “least we could do”.

The local farming community came together to give prizes for the charity event which was held at Pickering Recreational Club and conducted by Will Tyson from Cundalls auctioneers.

A grand total of £10, 287.90 was raised and members of Snainton Young Farmers’ Club and the Howarth family gathered for a formal cheque presentation to the MS Society York, Ryedale & District Group.

Representatives of the group gave a talk to the club members about the work of the society before formally receiving the cheque.

Pippa Jackson, secretary of Snainton Young Farmers’ Club, said: “Wendy had done a huge amount to help out with young farmers throughout the years and this was the least we could do to say our thank yous.

“We would like to thank Will Tyson for auctioneering and everyone for all their help and donations of auction lots and raffle prizes – and of course all those who so generously bought items.” Auction lots included a calf (from the Howarth family), shooting, stays in holiday cottages and many more.

YFYFC Forum 2022

Farming, Conservation & the Environment

Join fellow YFC members, Friends of YFYFC and interested parties discussing how farming and conservation can work side by side as the sector pledges to hit net zero.

Friday 25th February 2022 at Pannal Golf Club, 7-7.30pm arrival with food and refreshments prior to Panel discussion

Panellists include:

  • Robbie Moore MP – Conservative MP for Keighley and Ilkley
  • Paul Temple – Farmer from Driffield, Winner of Farmers Weekly Mixed Farmer Award
  • David Airey – YFYFC President and Farmer
  • Joe Holmes – YFYFC Member, Events, Finance & Marketing Committee Vice Chairman

To help us plan for the evening and catering arrangements, please complete the below RSVP form

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.