Young Farmers AGM special report

Welcome to FWi’s coverage of this year’s Annual Young Farmers Convention, held in Torquay, 27-29 April 2007.

The event brought together thousands of young farmers from across the UK for a weekend of competitions, debate, socialising, and much more!

Some of the highlights included the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Forum, the national drama competition final and the official Annual General Meeting. Radio 1 DJ’s “Chappers & Dave” and The Wurzels were also there to help members dance the night away.

Want a personal perspective on the action at Torquay? You can read our Farmlife editor Tim Relf’s take on proceedings at our Field Day blog. You can also see a selection of pictures from the event. You can also watch our exclusive video footage of some of the highlights.

Below is a list of the latest headlines from the event.

Even more photos from Torquay

Ever seen a cow on a tandem?
Seven Young Farmers from Bath YFC, cycled to this year’s convention in Torquay via Lands End on tandems to raise money for charity

Lincs young farmer scoops member of the year award
Ellie Leech scooped the prestigious Member of the Year Award.

See yourself on video!
If you were in Torquay, you could be in our video.

Young farmer membership levy to rise 20%
The annual membership levy will increase 20% and a new flat rate system will be introduced from 1 September

Wales scoops disco dancing victory
Ten teams of young farmers danced Saturday afternoon away in style in the final of the national freestyle disco dancing competition

New chief executive’s vision for the future
Modernising the organisation and making it appeal to a wider audience are key priorities of new NFYFC chief executive James Eckley

Young farmers urged to do more to influence government
Young farmers must do more to influence politicians if they are to overcome problems such as rural housing, delegates are told

Charity cycle ride raises nearly £10,000
A group of Essex Young Farmers has raised nearly £10K after cycling from their headquarters at Chatham Green to this year’s convention

Sexual health awareness brought to the fore
Sexual health advice has been made available to young people attending this year’s annual convention

Click here to visit the official National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs website.

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