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Interested in joining?

A number of clubs have their new members evenings coming up over the next few weeks, find out where your local club is and join them for a new members evening to find out what YFC is all about.  If your local club don't have an evening planned contact the county office who w…

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It's time to sign up!

We are quickly approaching the end of one YFC year and the beginning of another, with some clubs already having their club AGM's and other's in the planning process.  It's the perfect time to get involved if you are a new member, with some exciting competition days and event…

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Royal Three Counties Show 2017

The weekend of the 16th – 18th June saw a vast array of Herefordshire YFC members excelling themselves across the board, at the Royal Three Counties Show. With over 50 competitions making up the YFC Section with the main theme being ‘Best of British’, including Cake Decorati…

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Success at the Rally

Saturday 20th May saw hundreds of young farmers, their parents, grandparents and supporters take to the County Chairman’s home farm at Hurstley Court, Kinnersley to compete a in a number of competitions at the annual rally. This year the overall theme was ‘Best of British’, …

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One week to go...

Rally is now only one week away, tomorrow morning clubs will be coming together at the rally site to set up for the big day next week, every evening this week in sheds and barns across Herefordshire there will be Young Farmers covered in paint preparing their main and cube e…

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An update from HFYFC...

The last few months have been rather busy at HFYFC and set to get busier, with a variety of competitions and events meaning we haven’t had a update for a while so here goes- February To begin February Welsh Newton held their Pub of the Month at the Harewood End, this was ver…

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Entertainments Week 2017

Entertainment's week is getting ever closer please see below when each club is performing and when other competitions will be on throughout the week.  Below is also information about how to get our tickets, make sure you get them earlier to avoid disappointment. Entertainmen…

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Another year over!

Last Friday (21st October) saw the Annual General Meeting take place, held at Lyde Arundel.  The AGM marked the end of yet another successful year in the history of Herefordshire YFC - with the presentation of the annual report, finances, and many 'thank you's awarded. The A…

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Weddings, YFC Past, & Rockin' the Ford!

September is looking busy in the Madley area, with 3 events within a week!   On Sunday 18th September we are holding a Charity Wedding Fayre, between 11am-3pm, in aid of St Michael's Hospice & HFYFC.  We have 30 suppliers exhibiting on the day, including live music, an…

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Holme Lacy Campus

See poster below for infomation about equestrian courses at Holme Lacy Campus

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Royal Three Counties Show - Winners!

This weekend saw a vast array of Herefordshire YFC members excelling themselves across the board, at the Royal Three Counties Show. With over 50 competitions making up the YFC Section, HFYFC pulled together as a fantastic team, presenting a full entry, resulting in being cr…

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Herefordshire Strong Young Minds

***PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE IN HEREFORDSHIRE*** We are a locally run project called Strong Young Minds who are tasked with ‘Improving the mental health & wellbeing of young people in Herefordshire’, working with young people aged 10 – 24 yrs and we …

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Not to be missed! - Herefordshire welcomes Chris Stark!

This year's Rally dance looks set to be bigger and better than ever before, with the introduction of a guest DJ, Chris Stark (from BBC Radio 1)! To be held at: Arkstone Court, Kingstone, HR2 9TR Saturday 21st May 2016   Over 18s ONLY - proof of ID will be required Tick…

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Prince's Countryside Fund and Landrover team up!

Do you think a Landrover could support ypur career? Continue  reading for more informaction about how you could have the chance to apply for one!  Helen Aldis, the Prince's Countryside Fund manager has contacted HFYFC with the following information -  The Prince’s Coun…

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We're going to Blackpool!!

Yesterday saw Eardisley YFC return to a Southern Area stage, where they yet again excelled themselves - the result.....we're off to Blackpool!   When I say 'we're off to Blackpool', I mean... grab your flip flops, buckets and spades - come along for the ride and support …

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Success at West Midlands Area!

The last two weekends have seen Herefordshire members representing our County at West Midlands Area, in various competitions.  We are so proud to announce the success, and future appearances of our talented members over the coming weeks and months - so get behind them and su…

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Be proud of Herefordshire YFC!

We have had a great response this year to the County Officer clothing, therefore we decided to make it available to everyone to purchase. The clothing has been produced by The Beeline Company, Wormbridge.  We will be collating orders in County Office - so please use the ord…

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Drama Week

With drama week looming clubs are rehearsing all hours to perfect their performances, scenery is being painted and costumes tweeked. Not only does the week bring the drama performances but also the one plus competition, junior and senior member and the county choir. Thursda…

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Rural Hub Events

The Herefordshire rural hub have the following events available for anyone to take advantage of so please have a look and see if there is anything that you could benefit from... Tuesday 26th January, 7.00pm A presentation and questions with Peter Kendall, (Chairman of the A…

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Princes Countryside Fund Workshop

The final deadline for applications for the Prince's Countryside Fund is looming, if you are looking to apply for this funding before it all goes why not come along to our PCF Application workshop.  Head over to the hints and tips page for more information about what you co…

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Farmers for action talk

Welsh Newton young farmers have organised a talk by David Hanley, chairman of the farmers for action group for next Thursday 14th January, 7:30pm at the Harewood End. He will be discussing the milk crisis which affects many of our members and thier families as well as other …

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Carol Singing for Charity

'Tis the season to be jolly! HFYFC have been getting into the festive spirit, and entertaining shoppers in Hereford.  Last Thursday saw the first carol singing outing at Countrywide, Hereford, where a merry band of 7 members tested their vocals in practice for the big day S…

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We're recruiting...

HFYFC are currently looking for a part time secretary/ office administrator. We are looking for enthusiastic self-starters to provide a professional and efficient secretarial/administrative service to the Federation members. If you think you are the person that we are looki…

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Deadline looms for final training applications

The training project supported by the Prince's Countryside Fund is almost over, but it's not too late to get your application in for the next deadline for applications which is this coming Monday 30th November 2015. Over 80 people have been approved to get a training bursar…

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Pencombe Fireworks Display POSTPONED

Due to the high winds forecast for tomorrow evening regrettably Pencombe YFC have postponed their fireworks display and bonfire for 1 week and are paying for good weather.  Full details of the new display are on the events page.  It's going to be the last display of the se…

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Calling budding photographers, for a photo fit for a Prince

The Prince's Countryside Fund, who support HFYFC's training programme have launched their competition to find a photo for The Prince’s Countryside Fund 2015 Christmas card. Anyone can enter and they are after photos of wintry rural landscapes, rural communities at Christm…

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Craswall YFC member ploughs on into first place

Herefordshire YFC are this week celebrating the success of one of its young ploughmen, David Pritchard (Craswall YFC), as he returns to the County as British National YFC Vintage & Classic Ploughing Champion. David qualified to represent the County at the 65th British…

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Let's hear it for the girls

An all female officer team head up HFYFC again this year for the third year running. On Monday 5th October, Herefordshire Young Farmers held their Executive AGM, and elected Miss Jessica Wright as County Chairman for the year 2015/16, assisted by Miss Fay Thomas as Vice-Chai…

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‘2nd the Best’ for Herefordshire at NFYFC Finals

Malvern Autumn Show once again hosted the NFYFC Floral Art & Cookery Competitions Finals this year, with around 200 members from all over the Country taking part.   Saturday saw two teams from Herefordshire in the running, and aiming to impress professional chefs Ben A…

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Poul is re-elected as NFYFC President

Poul Christensen has been re elected as NFYFC President for another term at the National AGM at the weekend and has this to say; Dear members, It is a great pleasure as president of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club to represent such a dynamic and active organ…

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Could you help our members?

We currently have a vacancy for a Charity Youth Worker. Do you think you are the person or may know someone who could help the Federation operate and our members develop? We're after someone to engage and enthuse our membership aged 10 - 26 plus be responsible for the promo…

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Denzil does it again!

Herefordshire Young Farmers enjoyed tremendous success last weekend at the West Midland Area  Pantomime Competition – fighting off strong competition from Shropshire and Worcestershire Federations; both Herefordshire teams prevailed as outright winners, placed 1st and 2nd ov…

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We're recruiting

Following a staff restructure Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs are seeking two fill two new part time positions to support the members, aged 10 - 26 throughout the 16 active clubs spread across the county. Our number one priority is the development of our mem…

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Peter Kendall to visit Hereford Livestock Market

Herefordshire Grassland Society are fortunate to have Peter Kendall to come and talk on Tuesday 11th November 2014, 7:30pm at Hereford Livestock Market with everyone welcome to this meeting.  Peter Kendall Previous NFU President, Current AHDB Chairman & Arable Farmer wi…

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YFC members have opportunity to visit NFU Conference 2015

Want to see the latest developments within the NFU next February? Here's your chance, the NFU is once again inviting 38 NFYFC members to the NFU Conference on 24th and 25th February 2015 at the ICC in Birmingham. Places are allocated on a regional basis with up to 6 places p…

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Tug of War Pair elected pull Herefordshire YFC into a new year

Following the October elections for a second year Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers Club is headed up by an all female team. The County Chairman is Miss Sophie Clarke, a member of Saltmarshe YFC is their first county chairman since 1992. Sophie is a primary school te…

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Second Year Running for Lugg Valley YFC Rally Winners

A SCORCHING HOT DAY PRODUCES HOT COMPETITION …… On Saturday 17 May the Herefordshire Federation held the annual county rally and rally dance.  This event returned to the home of the Federation’s Patron, Mr Clive Richards OBE and his wife Mrs Sylvia Richards, and was the fou…

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YFC National Finals Choir Competition

A huge congratulations to members of Teme Valley YFC who achieved 2nd place in the national finals for the choir competiton at this year's Young Farmers AGM 2014. Well done to all those who took part for this fantastic achievement!

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Congratulations to Lugg Valley member Jess Wright

At this years YFC AGM 2014 Herefordshire Young Farmers are congratulating Lugg Valley member Jess Wright on winning Senior Member of the Year 2014. Jess has deserved this award for her long standing commitment and contribution to her club and county.  Well done Jess!

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Rally Dance Door Policy

DOOR POLICY - 1 MEMBER +3 GUESTS - this means one YFC member is permitted to bring 3 non YFC members as their guests.ENTRY STRICTLY 16 AND OVERAll 16 and 17 year olds must be YFC members. See note below regarding consent forms.Members £8Non members £10Wristbands will be avai…

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Training Fund gathers momemntum

A project to support members gain valuable training opportunities is really gathering pace for HFYFC. A record number of applications were reviewed at the last meeting at the end of March with applicants seeking funding for courses ranging from; car and trailer tests, aerial…

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HFYFC Junior Forum Meeting

HFYFC Junior Forum got together on Monday where hot on the agenda was their event of the year - Junior Field Day.  One of the main roles of the forum is to organise and decide what competitions the Junior age range of members in the County would like - this year's suggestion…

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Craswall make a clean sweep at the Hedging Match

19 teams of pairs and one single competitor from 6 Clubs in Herefordshire battled against severe weather conditions and created a tremendous visual spectacle of young people putting their hedgelaying skills into action at the Annual County Hedging Match on Sunday 26th Januar…

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HFYFC celebrates Chinese New Year

Post Christmas blues? Wondering how to spend your January pay cheque? Didn't make it out New Years Eve? JOIN US! for new years eve with a twist, a Chinese one that is! Make your way down to Saxtys on Friday 31st January 2014 and see in the Chinese New Year with a bang. Fo…

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HFYFC meet Heston!

Members of HFYFC are now practicing their autographs after their appearances on the television earlier this week. A cross section of members, armed with 'Golden Tickets' were invited to a spectacular carvery put on by triple Michelin star chef Heston Blumenthal, at a cast…

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First Applications to HFYFC Training Fund Approved.

We're delighted to announce that the first applications to our training fund, supported by the Prince's Countryside Fund have been processed and the good news passed back to the successful applicants. The first applicants saw members applying for car and trailer training (B…

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Golden Double elected to head up HFYFC

The Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs have elected their new County Chairman, Miss Amelia Illingsworth.  Amelia takes over from retiring County Chairman, Mr Alex Ross.  Amelia, aged 28 years, has been a member of Golden Valley Young Farmers' Club since she was…

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Training Fund Now Open for Applications

Members of HFYFC have little to stop them becoming trained, skilled & efficientnow that the training programme supported by the Prince’s Countryside Fund isnow open for applications by members who can apply for financial support tocover training that will support them in…

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70th Anniversary Year

2014 will be the 70th anniversary year of the Herefordshire Federation of YoungFarmers' Clubs which was originally formed to pull together several clubs whichhad already been started up in the county the previous year. To commemorate the 70th year, the Herefordshire Federat…

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