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Welcome to the Dorset Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs
Please use our website to find information about clubs, competitions and training!
Who is Dorset YFC?
Dorset YFC is part of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). This is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.
Established in 1921 NFYFC heads a nationwide body of 662 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) throughout England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people with an interest in agriculture and the countryside.
All clubs welcome new members and have a varied programme of meetings. To find out more about clubs in your area click on the club link or just give us a call or an email and we will pass on club specific contact details.
Dorset YFC is always looking for new members and adult volunteers to act as club leaders and associates. There are many training opportunities available so if you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us!
SWA Competition Days - Fence Erecting, Stockjudging, Tug of War, Workshop Skills and DodgeballLocation: Hartpury College, Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE, UK
County Organiser South West Area MeetingLocation: Devon Y F C, Amory Building, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JH, UK
Closing date for Mock Auction Competition
The rally is a fun and challenging day for all young farmers. The rallies purpose is to have a friendly competition day between the clubs in the Dorset County, winning trophies and awards for most competitions. The rally also gives the chance for many different people to win individual competitions which will earn points for the overall title of Dorset County YFC Rally Winners for that year. Competitions include cookery competitions, handicraft tasks to practical tasks including tractor driving, tie down a load of straw, how many can you fit etc and the traditional competition of tug of war to finish it off, most of the competitions are competitions which you do prior to the event with the practical tasks on the day. Overall the rally is a great day full of laughter, and gives everyone a chance to show off their teamwork within each individualAmy
National AGM Weekend
Yearly Event in April
Blackpool 2016 was my first ever nationals and boy was it memorable! It was a jam packed weekend filled with different competitions, conferences and lots of freebies! The evening themes this year were black tie, sportswear and club shirts-how people come up with these T Shirt slogans I will never know!
The weekend was fantastic; a great chance to meet new people, make new friends and make lots of memories. The highlight for me was definitely the radio 1 DJ’s in the evenings.Emma
SWA Junior Weekend
Yearly Event in August
Junior SWA was such a good experience; it’s helped me to make new friends and links from other Counties in the South West. It was also a great team building weekend where we enjoyed lots of water sports and climbing activities. I strongly recommend all juniors to take advantage of this amazing weekend!Shaunna