WE HAVE AROUND 870 MEMBERS THROUGHOUT SOMERSET - AND "NO" YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ONE, TO BE ONE !
IF YOU ARE AGED BETWEEN 10 AND 26, WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY A WIDE VARIETY OF COMPETITIVE SPORTS, BRAIN-RACKING QUIZES, CONFIDENCE BUILDING COMPETITIONS AND A SOCIAL LIFE SECOND TO NONE - READ ON...
We have 24 clubs in Somerset, joined together by the 5 Groups, Fosse, Sedgemoor, Severn, Wessex and West Group, representing each "corner" of Somerset. Each Club runs it's own programme of events for the year, this programme is decided by you, the members. In addition to this there are County sports and competitions throughout the year, the winners of which can go to an Area play-off and finally to the National Finals, run by the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs based in Warwickshire. Then there is the Public Speaking events,stockjudging, lots of exciting sports, Drama, Pantomime, and Entertainments finals, the County Ball, Three Counties Ball and so much more. Meet, not just members from all over Somerset, but also meet other members Regionally, Nationally or - if you apply for an International Exchange - across the globe. There are activities to cover the whole age spectrum, with the junior members supervised during activities and camps. So if you are aged between 10 and 26 you aren't too young and not too old to join.
Young Farmers Clubs are run by you, the members (each Club has advisory support and Club Leaders) for the members. County Office are here to help with what ever you need help with - as well as ensuring that Child Protection policies, Health & Safety risk assessments etc are carried out to minimise threat or danger to all involved.
For more information give us a ring on 01278 691711 and speak to Gillian (Membership, finance and Office Manager), Katherine (administrator) or Anna (part-time administrator) or click on the e-mail below.Welcome to Somerset Young Farmers
We have 930 Young Farmer members within Somerset, 24 clubs from Farrington Gurney YFC to Exmoor YFC, 5 district groups.....What are you waiting for?
"Young farmers is run by young people, for young people"
Anyone who has an interest in the rural community and is aged between 10 and 26 years.
Young farmers is all about getting like-minded young people to have fun, learn new activities and skills and achieve lots.
Why not......there's so much to see, learn and take part in:
Many members participate in Stockjudging. Not only may you be learning something new, you get close contact with animals, get to make wonderful new friends, be part of a team and have the chance to travel all over the county and country to compete against other young farmers.
Drama & Public Speaking
Do you enjoy being on stage and treading the boards? Or perhaps being involved with play writing, producing or directing? Another exciting opportunity open to you in YFC is taking part in Drama, Pantomime or Entertainments. Many clubs put on a performance for their parents or advisory members at a Harvest supper also! We also arrange a lot of speaking events such as, junior Public Speaking or Reading, Brainstrust, After Dinner Speaking, Quizzes, and Just a minute.
The County Rally & Handicrafts
If you enjoy baking the perfect victoria sandwich, making the best homemade strawberry jam to fill it then the county rally is for you! Of course there is usually a theme that they day follows, so there may be a few wacky handicrafts thrown in too. Exhibits include floristry, sewing, photography and art. This is a fun day and one of the highlights of the year. You van have a go at Welding, Changing a tyre, Tractor judging, Clay pigeon shooting, Sheep Shearing and one of the best spectacles is Tug of War!
If that is not enough - you get to let your hair down with a good hoe-down barn dance in the evening!
Anything from a friendly and fun game of Rounders to a county sports round of Hockey, you will find it all available within our programme.
Club Programming and Travel
A full comprehensive programme packed full of Sports, Competitions, Fundraising, Socials, Visits and meetings are available.
You can travel the world literally with YFC. Home stays, Studies, Volunteering abroad it's all there to be applied!
Who to contact?
For more information on becoming a member just click on our contacts page and Gillian or Nancy will be happy to help.
Contact us on 01278 691711 or e-mail:
Contact us on 01278 691711, Fax: 01278 691912, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org