National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

NFYFC Sponsors

NFYFC is proud to have built up a range of partnerships with companies over the years that build on the strengths of both parties to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. The sponsors’ ongoing support ensures that our members are able to develop new skills, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and reach their full potential. Specifically, NFYFC would like to extend our thanks to the following organisations:


We are Eternit— the true originals.

We work side-by-side with our farmers and are committed to growing and investing in their potential — equipping them with ever smarter solutions to grow their farms, and meet the needs of their future.

Eternit is the only producer of semi-compressed fibre cement profiled sheeting in the UK and our roofs are specifically designed for the needs of British farmers and our unique climate. Our innovative high-performing roofing solutions have been helping farmers for over 100 years, future-proofing their businesses for the next generation.

Timac Agro UK

TIMAC AGRO UK are specialists in plant and animal nutrition; we have extensive knowledge and experience in crop nutrition, soil conditioning and fertiliser efficiency. We manufacture and offer a specific range of products adapted to local soils and farmers’ needs with using our in-house developed technologies to improve nutrient use efficiency. As a subsidiary of Groupe Roullier, within its traditional business of Agricultural Supplies, TIMAC AGRO UK provides customers with solutions that meet the highest international quality and safety standards.

Our naturally sourced technologies are revolutionary in the market and enable farmers and growers to optimise their nutritional investment, while at the same time improving their environmental performance.

Our technologies have been proven in our own R&D facilities and in field trials all over the world, including in the UK, through prominent growers and University led research, to give producers confidence in the efficacy of our products.


Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs. Supporting and developing British farming, and encouraging sustainable food production, is one of the three departmental priorities laid down in Defra’s Business Plan for 2012-15. Defra supports NFYFC with an annual grant for development work aimed at supporting and improving young farmers’ knowledge, business skills and training. Events supported by the grant and available for YFC members include – Meat for the Market Training, Tenancy Training, ATV Challenge/Efficiency with Safety, Stockjudging, Train the Trainer and Advanced Train the Trainer. Pilot projects include a feasibility study of a Farming Opportunity Matching Service and Achiever Plus, a YFC online skills and training recording scheme.

KUHN Group

KUHN Group is the world’s leading supplier of specialised agricultural machinery for tillage, seeding, fertilisation, spraying, landscape maintenance, hay and forage harvesting, livestock bedding and feeding. KUHN Group has built this broad offering on the strength of decades of experience, continuous development and an enterprising approach. The exceptionally broad range of products is geared to the needs of large farms and contractors, and all other types of agricultural operation across the world. 

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust was set up in 1998 with the objectives of promoting and supporting charitable purposes in the areas of agriculture, rural development and insurance in the United Kingdom - including education, the relief of poverty, social welfare and research and any other charitable purposes.

The Trustees' approach to those objectives has been to adopt a policy of supporting, through one off donations and grants, charitable initiatives connected with agriculture and the countryside and with the insurance industry. 

NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual is the UK’s leading rural insurer, offering a wide range of products, including general insurance, life, pensions and investments.

With over 300 offices located in rural towns and villages throughout the UK, NFU Mutual has become part of the fabric of rural life and is committed to serving the needs of people who visit, live or work in the countryside by taking a proactive approach to issues such as improving rural road safety, tackling rural crime and improving the quality of life for all country dwellers.


NatWest has been supporting farming in the UK for over 200 years, and currently has over 120 specialist and dedicated managers. Our managers have all undergone extensive agricultural training, which has been accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute and approved by the NFU. This means you can be sure you will be looked after by a qualified and experienced manager, armed with the latest sector knowledge and information. NatWest is the only bank to have independently accredited agricultural relationship managers.

Young farmers are the 'lifeblood' of the industry. Their knowledge and enthusiasm provides the foundation for future innovation and growth within the sector. NatWest is pleased to support YFC members to help them realise their farming ambitions and continue to support the future of farming.

Tama - Farm Grown Solutions

Tama specialise in the manufacture of netwrap and twine baling products, for farmers and contractors across the globe. Tama, being farmers themselves, understand the complexities of farming life. Along with the endorsement of the major machinery manufacturers and their extensive research and development program, Tama delivers the highest quality products for now and the future. Tama is proud to be a sponsor of Young Farmers' Clubs, understanding that this association plays a key role in the education of the next generation of farmers.

The Worshipful Company of Farmers

The Worshipful Company of Farmers is a dynamic organisation dedicated to advancing the farming industry and all those in it. Since its formation in 1946 it has grown in stature, helping to promote farming to the nation, develop professionalism within the industry and build a healthy portfolio of charitable activities. A vibrant community of Liverymen and Freemen supports the running of professional courses and promotes the industry through activities such as the Lord Mayor’s Show, Agricultural Lectures and the City Food Lectures.

Rutland Electric Fencing

Rutland Electric Fencing was founded in 1973, maintaining a close connection with farmers and country people and understanding their needs has enabled the company to produce top quality, practical products for both farming and equestrian markets. In 1982 the company’s own range of Electric Shepherd® energisers was launched and has now gained an enviable reputation for excellent quality and reliability

All energisers and most other products are manufactured in the company’s own factories, thereby giving direct control over design, quality and availability. With its own in-house research and development team Rutland can react very quickly to market demands and technological advances thus ensuring the end user always has an up to date product.

Rutland’s philosophy has always been to make solid and reliable products designed for long and trouble free operation which, together with the close working relationships with customers, proved to be a winning formula and ensured a growing and reputable business leading the way in the electric fencing market. 

Rutland Electric Fencing is owned by the Woodstream Corporation whose portfolio of brands also includes Fi-Shock™, Victor®, Havahart®, Safer® Brand, Perky Pet® & No/No® Wild Bird Feeders among others. 

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Australia Bicentennial Committee

A fund created by a group of people in the West Midlands to support YFC members to visit Australia via the NFYFC Discovery programme.

Elizabeth Creak Trust

Elizabeth Creak was born in Slough in 1926. She attended McGill University in Canada before working for Allen Lane at Penguin Books in both the UK and latterly America, where she helped to establish their new venture. She returned to the UK to eventually work with her uncle, Clyde Higgs, who by then had built up a thriving two thousand acre dairy farm in Warwickshire. Prior to this, Clyde had also developed a four thousand acre farm in the foothills of Mount Kilamanjaro and held a number of other positions including: Managing Director of English Farms in Wiltshire; Agricultural correspondent of the BBC and Council Member of the Royal Agricultural Society. Clyde was a highly innovative and enterprising farmer who was well known for challenging the status quo and cross-fertilizing best practices among farmers in the UK and around the world. His practical approach and constant quest for efficiency, gained at the family’s electric motor business, helped him to significantly increase output across his farms. He clearly recognized a similar passion and ability in Elizabeth and mentored her to become his successor.

In 1963 Elizabeth inherited Clyde’s farm in Warwickshire and ran it with great success for a number of years. She was a highly capable and well respected farmer and brought many creative ideas to the world of farming. She eventually sold the bulk of the business, but maintained a substantial acreage around Stratford. Elizabeth’s business acumen, determination and integrity were the reasons she was invited on to the boards of many local charitable organizations including the Royal Agricultural Society, the Stoneleigh Abbey Trust and the Stratford Society. She was the first female chairman of the Warwickshire branch of the NFU and in 1998 she became the first woman to hold the office of High Sheriff of Warwickshire. She was also a keen supporter of local craftsmen, artists and the theatre.

Elizabeth passed away in October 2013 and left the bulk of her estate to the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust. Elizabeth created the Trust to provide ‘Clyde Higgs Scholarships’ in agriculture; support and encourage new blood in farming and finance projects to help farmers survive and ultimately thrive in their challenging modern environment.

Farm Safety Foundation

The Farm Safety Foundation was established by NFU Mutual in 2014 as a charity to engage the farmers of the future and help raise awareness of farm safety, change attitudes towards farming safely and reduce the toll of injuries and fatalities which bring a catalogue of heartbreak and misery to numerous families and rural communities every year. 

Rural Youth Trust

Created in 1991, the Rural Youth Trust supports effective voluntary youth work with, and on behalf of, young people in the rural areas of England and Wales. The Trust primarily concerns itself with the motivation and training of young people, developing their personalities and individual capacity to play their full part as caring and active members of their rural communities.

NFU Employment Service

The NFU Employment Service has been running since 2001 providing practical support and legal guidance to enable businesses to become and remain compliant with employment legislation.

Our dedicated team, based at NFU Head Quarters in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, offers a personal, flexible and professional service to meet the requirements of you and your business. Members are able to spend less time dealing with employment related issues and more time managing their businesses.

Management Committee at each County have easy access to comprehensive guidance and resources to support both themselves and the staff of the County. NFU Employment Service is proud to be providing this service to NFYFC County Federations since 2011.

Young Farmers’ Ambassadors (YFA)

YFA is an alumni of YFC members who have participated in the NFYFC Discovery programme. Members pay an annual subscription, part of which is donated to go towards administering the Discovery programme. As well as financial assistance, YFA members provide NFYFC with support throughout the year including during the Discovery selection day.


IAE are the UK’s largest and leading manufacturer of livestock housing and handling equipment, equestrian stabling, industrial fencing and shelters. The company remains to be owned by the same family who set it up 52 years ago, and now employs over 450 people, which we are committed to investing in. IAE is based on a purpose built, 38-acre site which is situated in Staffordshire, the state-of-the-art production facility features an extensive range of automated processes and also houses its own galvanising facility. Through our comprehensive apprenticeship scheme, IAE are dedicated to supporting and celebrating young people and we are delighted to be working alongside NFYFC as a corporate sponsor for the upcoming membership year. We look forward to celebrating and supporting YFC members and their achievements up and down the country.


Kramp is a family owned, global distributor of agricultural spare parts and accessories, with over 500,000 products available online and 7000 brands. Kramp's mission, working closely with a network of excellent dealers, is to keep farmers farming. We've been keeping farmers farming for over 70 years - a statement that we are very proud of. Whatever parts farmers need to keep their machinery going or their workshop operating, Kramp endeavours to deliver them the very next day. We’re thrilled to be supporting the next generation of young farmers at the NFYFC Safety Competition Finals, and we look forward to supporting them the day! Visit us at to sign up for an account with your local dealer.


BASC looks after the interests of over 148,000 shooting enthusiasts – more than any other organisation in the UK. BASC uses its size and experience to support the sport you love and give you the highest level of insurance cover built into your membership. You can always be certain that you’re properly protected.  Members benefit from BASC Insurance, shooting opportunities, wildfowling permit schemes, deer stalking permit schemes, clubs and syndicates to join, exclusive money saving offers, discounts on BASC courses and members of NFYFC get special discounted rate on membership.


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