Young farmers gather for annual convention

More than 4000 Young Farmers from across England and Wales will be making their way to Blackpool today for the National Federation of YFCs agm.


The three-day event, the highlight of the Young Farmer year, makes a return to the Lancashire town this year after a 2010 trip to Torquay.

The hub of the action will be the world-famous Winter Gardens, which will host the finals of hotly contested competitions, the annual general meeting, trophy and award presentations, plus the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Forum, the theme of which is ‘promoting British agriculture’.

“Fantastic entertainment has been lined up for members during the three days – and more will be on offer from the YFCs competing in the jazz dance and entertainments competitions, which is already a sell-out,” said NFYFC’s Hollie Harris.

“Along with the selection of the YFC Senior Ambassador of the Year which recognises personal achievement and development within the organisation, the annual trophy presentations also reward the work of the young volunteers who run clubs for raising money for other charities. We have loads to celebrate and Blackpool is a great place to do it.”

Mandy Tythe-McCallum, Business Tourism Manager for visitBlackpool said: “Blackpool will, I’m sure, warmly welcome the country’s Young Farmers’ Clubs members back with open arms for this year’s convention, and I’m confident many delegates that have been before will notice the impressive changes to the town that have happened since they last used the resort for their annual gathering.

* A seven-strong team from FW is in Blackpool bringing you the news as it happens between May 6-8. You can find more articles, pictures, blog posts, tweets, videos and more details of our great competitions and giveaways on our dedicated young farmers agm page

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