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From the editor: YFCs should be praised for the essential role they play

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It’s safe to say the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) annual gathering once again left its indelible mark on Torquay, and the vibrancy of the event and its participants shines through on every level.

 

And while there will be many Young Farmers finding the going tough this week as they settle back in to life on farm, in other jobs, or in education, the memories from the south coast will no doubt keep them buzzing for weeks, or maybe years if this was their last blast of YFC fun.

 

Whatever they took from it, be it friendship, fun, or new ideas about their career, it is an event which shines a light on an organisation like no other.

 

With scores of volunteers giving up their time at YFCs across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, they give youngsters the chance to step up and develop the skills they need for later in life.

 

By giving up their time, these unsung heroes provide youngsters with the building blocks they need for their futures, yet it is only later on that many YFC members may fully appreciate the role their clubs have played.

 

On a wider note, whether you have been involved in a sporting club, community group or YFC, they are all invaluable places for young people to learn in a positive atmosphere which aids their development.

 

The communal activities of any club - be that a sporting or dance competition, stock judging or public speaking - are part of the social glue which provides a platform for self discovery and allows skills to be enhanced and rough edges knocked off.

 

We should celebrate our Young Farmers Clubs like never before and not just because, in many places, they remain the social epicentre for farming communities and provide a link between young and old.

 

We should also praise the fact they challenge the preconceptions of their members towards their futures and, through panels such as the Agri Forum, allow youngsters to see things differently in an ever changing farming world.

 

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