YFC written in the sand© Tim Scrivener

Are you going to the YFC convention in Torquay this year? Have you got views on the opportunities for – and challenges faced by – young people in agriculture? And do you have a good way with words?

Well, you could be just the person we’re looking for, because Farmers Weekly is on the hunt for a YFC member to write a short piece that we would look to publish to coincide with the NFYFC convention, which runs from 24-26 April.

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All you need to do is pen 500-700 words explaining why you feel passionate about farming, why fostering the next generation is important, what the biggest issues are and how the industry can help young people succeed.

It is a big subject, so don’t feel like you have got to be comprehensive. What we want are pieces that convey a few important points, that are topical, full of passion and will spark discussion. We can always help you craft the final article, too.

Email your entries to tim.relf@rbi.co.uk by 10am on Tuesday 21 April 2015