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Take 5 with...Chris Manley, NFYFC vice chairman

Getting Started spoke to NFYFC vice chairman, Chris Manley about how YFC has helped in every day life, the most rewarding part of being a member and what he hopes to achieve if he is voted as NFYFC chairman.
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Take 5 with Chris Manley @NFYFC @ChrisManley777 - what 5 words would Chris use to describe YFC? #yfcdoitbest

YFC in 5 words according to @NFYFC vice chair, @ChrisManley777 - Adventure, Fun, Friendship, Inspiring, Leadership #yfcdoitbest

Q: What is your oldest memory within YFC?

I remember the excitement of joining Culm Valley YFC in Devon at the age of 16 and being thrown into representing the club at an East Devon round of Debating for my first ever public speaking competition.

 

I was nervous, but so pleased when I managed to do it

In what way has being a member of YFC helped you?

Q: In what way has being a member of YFC helped you?

Like so many other past and present members, Young Farmers has helped me towards achieving my full potential by giving me:

 

  • Confidence to take on fresh challenges
  • Communication skills to relate to different people on an individual and group basis
  • Network of friends from all over the UK and the world

 

Q: Describe your YFC career in five words

A:

  • Adventure
  • Fun
  • Friendship
  • Inspiring
  • Leadership

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your role in YFC?

A: Being inspired by so many talented young members across England and Wales who have an incredible energy for life.

 

Q: What does the future look like for YFC?

 

A: The future is bright - we have a diverse and growing membership and if elected to Chair I plan to:

 

Blood Donation Campaign – ‘Young Farmers the Life Blood of the Rural Community’

 

Club Exchange Programme – refreshing this fantastic concept to encourage clubs from across England and Wales to do exchanges for the benefit of having fun, sharing ideas and creating a wider network of friends

 

Regional YFC AGRI Discussion Groups – in conjunction with key farming and food industry partners set up regional Young Farmers discussion groups that are focussed on members that wish to have a future in farming and are willing to learn and share in progressive farming techniques, business skills and market awareness.


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