National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

24 August 2021

Young farmers are being encouraged to ensure the next generation’s views are heard about the new Farming Investment Fund by attending three regional events with Defra, organised with The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC).   

With the Fund set to launch this autumn, among many changes for future agricultural policy in England, the events give young farmers the chance to ensure their opinions and regional knowledge is incorporated into future Defra plans. 

Giving feedback at this crucial stage will mean young farmers can be involved in Defra’s plans to deliver new grant programmes as well as helping to shape and inform future policy design.

The information shared will be invaluable to Defra in ensuring regional differences are considered as well as providing an opportunity for new ideas to be tested.

Defra lead for the new fund, Gordon Jones said:

“I look forward to engaging the next generation of farmers and hearing first-hand their views on how the new Farming Investment Fund should evolve.”

The informal evening will also give young farmers the chance to discuss business benefits for their farming future, as well as be a social experience for those who have missed out on many YFC activities during the pandemic.

Dates, times and venues for regional events are listed below along with the regional and NFYFC contact. All places are free but booking is advised so organisers can plan appropriate space and refreshments.  

Regional events include: 

West Midlands

Date: Wednesday, 22 September Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Location: Staffordshire FYFC, YFC Office, County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD

Regional contact: Charlie Beaty NFYFC contact: Sarah Palmer 

South West

Date: Tuesday, 28 September Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Location: Sedgemoor Auction Centre/Junction 24 – Distribution Centre/Huntworth Business Park, Bridgewater TA6 6TS

Regional contact: Tom Pope NFYFC contact: Sarah Palmer 

North West

Date:     Wednesday 6 October                                   Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Location: The FFIT Building, Lodge Farm, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, PR3 0RT 

Lancashire contact: Mick Handley NFYFC contact: Sarah Palmer 


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