This week (2-8 November) is the first ever National Young Farmers Week, run by the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) as part of its recruitment and retention campaign.

It aims to spread the word throughout the agricultural industry and beyond about what NFYFC offers.

It has been campaigning on social media using the hashtags #yfcdoitbest and #morethantractors, to raise awareness that you do not have to be from a farming background to get involved and benefit.

See also: Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Chris Stark back Young Farmers

We have taken a look at a few of the numbers behind the organisation, how it began, what it offers and the impressive number of royals that have been involved.

National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs in numbers in pictochart