Young Farmers can look forward to a stronger voice in European agriculture after becoming full members of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA).
The NFYFC received year-long sponsorship from Mole Valley Farmers to enable them to become full members of the council. This gives two NFYFC representatives the opportunity to attend meetings and seminars in Europe to gain a better understanding of European farming methods and politics.
NFYFC member Katherine Sealy and Wales YFC member Jonathan Williams will have the chance to engage with agricultural ministers and members of the European Parliament and represent English and Welsh Young Farmers directly with the Agricultural Commission.
NFYFC national chairman James Williams said: “This membership will allow us to actively lobby on real-life issues that affect our members and be at the centre of the debate regarding European agricultural policy for young farmers. Attending CEJA meetings and seminars will support a great deal of knowledge transfer which in turn should strengthen our organisation.”
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