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Encyclopedia > National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC) is the largest rural youth organisation of its kind covering various Young Farmers' Clubs (YFC's) throughout England and Wales, helping support young people in agriculture and the countryside. It has grown to have over 700 clubs in England, Ireland and Wales, and many more overseas. It does not include YFC's from Scotland or Northern Ireland. A Youth organization is a formal organization aimed at children and adolescents for education and socialization. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by... Motto: (French for God and my right)2 Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (De facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official language(s) English (De facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Office suspended...

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History

The first Young Farmers Club (YFC) was set up in Devon, England, in 1926. Since then, YFC has grown from strength-to-strength. Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq...

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Structure

Their memberships comprise 20,000 young people aged between 10 and 27 years. YFC's are run by members for members unlike any other youth organisation.


The YFC's are grouped into 51 federations based mainly on county boundaries. These are grouped further into six regional areas in England plus Wales and together form the NFYFC.


The young farmers movement involves people who live, work, or have an interest in the countryside join together to form an "open" Young Farmers' Club, where they can pursue their interests through a self directed programme of activities encompassing agriculture, sport, community work, the environment and a full social programme.


England and Wales are also home to a limited number of school-based farm units, which often operate "School" Young Farmers' Clubs.

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County

Each club is affiliated to its County Federation; responsible for organising the County events and activities and administration of national activities.


Federation areas:

  • Eastern
  • East Midlands
  • Northern
  • South East
  • South West
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
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National

All Clubs and Counties are affiliated to the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs whose role is to help ensure that programmes of personal social education through activities, which challenge the abilities, and capabilities of its members.

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