It’s almost that time again. More than 4,000 young farmers, representing every county in the country, are preparing to congregate on the South Devon coast next weekend for the biggest, loudest and most exciting event in the YFC calendar – the 2012 YFC AGM. If you can’t make it this year (or just want to reminisce about your favourite conventions gone by) here are our top five tips on how you can follow all the action. And if you are heading to Torquay next weekend, come and say hello if you spot us. We’ll be the tired-looking ones in the bright yellow t-shirts…
1. Facebook friends
We’ll be updating our page with regular updates throughout the weekend, including details of competitions and giveaways.
Find out where our journalists are hiding in Torquay and what they’re up to on Twitter: @jonesFW, @robynvinter, @will_FW, @rhianepFW, @timrelfFW. Tweet them if there’s something you want covered, or just to say hello.
3. Rogues’ gallery
Our photographer and journalists will be snapping away and uploading new pictures to our gallery throughout the weekend – from Friday afternoon to Sunday night. Check back to www.fwi.co.uk/YFCphotos2012 to see snaps of black tie, fancy dress, pantomime, streetdance and jump rope finals, and everything in between.
4. Winning slogans
Who’s got the best, worst, funniest, wittiest, most original and most controversial slogans on their t-shirts this year? Which one would you want to swap with at the end of the weekend? We’ve got a whole gallery devoted to your efforts – go to www.fwi.co.uk/clubshirts2012
5. Bookmark our AGM report page
The home of the AGM at FWi is our dedicated report page – www.fwi.co.uk/yfcagm2012 This page will house all the latest news, stories, videos, pictures, tweets and competitions throughout the weekend.
| The YFC AGM is a packed weekend – here are just three of the many highlights:|
* DJ Aled Hayden Jones of Radio 1 fame will wow the crowd at a black tie/smart dress bash on Friday (Friday 27)
* With the theme, Explore the Food Chain, the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Forum brings together top speakers to discuss topical issues on Saturday morning
* Golden Valley from Herefordshire, Whitley Chapel from Northumberland and Builth Wells from Brecknock go head to head in the Pantomime Competition Final in the Princess Theatre on Sunday afternoon