National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

"YFC is a huge family and everyone looks out for each other"

Name: Lucy Stowell, 23 years old


Job title: Personal Assistant to the Senior Farm Manager and Farm Management Team at the Elveden Estate. Club Leader and Norfolk FYFC Chairman. 

How YFC has helped me:

 “I am so grateful to YFC for giving me a voice! My friends would struggle to believe that I was a shy 10 year old when I joined Wymondham Countrysiders because all I do is talk now. A friend from my small primary school took me to my first meeting and I have never looked back.

Although I used to dislike taking part in Public Speaking, I have learnt how to communicate with people of different ages and it has helped my confidence in job interviews and presentations.

Norfolk FYFC really supported me when I was unsure about what to do in my future career. Over the years, county chairmen have encouraged me to do what I wanted and to not feel the need to go to university.

I did an apprenticeship in Business Administration and Human Resources before joining NFU Mutual to gain more administration skills while working in the industry.

It’s thanks to a good YFC friend Emma Kelcher that I am doing the job I do now at Elveden as she told me about the vacancy and encouraged me to apply. YFC is a huge family and everyone looks out for each other. Since being part of the Estate my farming knowledge has improved and I am enjoying learning new skills.

I am continually developing skills with YFC too. I have been on the Train the Trainer course, which has helped me to simplify my presentations. I have competed in the Senior Member of the Year competition and made it to the national final, which has really given me a lot of confidence and made me want to give back to the organisation all that I have gained.  

Getting to meet the other finalists made me realise how amazing NFYFC is and what the Federation gives to so many individuals."

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