About Dorset YFC
The Dorset Young Farmer Team is made up of the following people. There is a County Organiser who is in the County Office Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 2.00pm. Each year we have an Annual General Meeting in which a new Office is elected. These roles consist of a County Chairman, County Vice-Chairman, County Junior Vice-Chairman, County President, County Vice President and a County Treasurer. Most of the above work on a volunteer basis and everyone works hard to publicise what the YFC is all about.
I’ve been a member of Dorset Young Farmers for over 10 years, enjoying all aspects of competitions and social events on the YFC calendar. I have been chair of Gillingham and Shaftesbury YFC and am currently South West Area Secretary and National Federation representative for Dorset. I really enjoy meeting new people and showing them what YFC is really about. In 2013 I hopped on a bus to Dublin with 30 members from across the country and I hope to see more members take up opportunities like this. The Harvest supper is a real highlight of my YFC year and am looking forward to the oncoming few years.
County Vice Chairman
I joined Gillingham & Shaftesbury YFC in 2011 and I have been an active member since. I have enjoyed taking part in competitions, especially when we got through to the South West Area Drama with my original production of ‘Mid Semley Murders’. I have held the position of Sports Secretary, Secretary and Chairman taking on the role this year as Club Treasurer within Gillingham & Shaftesbury YFC. Young Farmers has helped me with my confidence, public speaking, training and my travels to Australia.
I have worked for the Dorset Young Farmers since July 2013. I have never been a Young Farmer and am now unfortunately too old but my four children have joined and are taking part in as much as they possibly can. I work in the County Office and I assist the 9 Clubs that we have in Dorset. I enjoy attending as many events as I possibly can from the County Rally, County Competitions and further afield to South West Area Weekends. Please feel free to contact me on any queries you may have I am happy to help.
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County Vice President
I am proud to have been associated with Dorset YFC for over 40 years . First as a member and Chairman of Cheselbourne YFC; later as Advisory member and President of Sturminster Newton and Puddletown clubs; as a parent of two keen members; and then more recently as part of the County Federation team. In my daily role as Senior NFU Group Secretary and Agent for NFU Mutual Insurance I meet many members new and old and it’s easy to recognise the self confidence and skills that have been acquired through the YFC movement. There is nothing to match it!!
County Junior Vice Chairman
Since first joining as a member of Puddletown Young Farmers in 2004, I have taken part in the numerous opportunities, competitions and social activities offered within Dorset Young Farmers. I have taken on the role of treasurer within the club for 7 years, which ties in well with my job as an accountant. Young Farmers offers brilliant skills that members can take away from their experiences for example public speaking , stock judging and sports, to name just a few. I can only encourage fellow members to take part in as much as you can to get the most out of Young Farmers.