The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) Annual Convention is the highlight of the YFC calendar for our members. More than 5,000 young farmers from across England and Wales gather together to celebrate being part of one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.
For many of our young farmers, it’s a chance to take a much deserved break away from farming or rural life – and to socialise with old and new friends. As well as three night’s of exciting evening entertainment, Convention also plays host to some of our national competition finals and an agricultural forum. We also hold our Annual General Meeting during the weekend’s festivities, giving our members a voice on the future direction of this incredible organisation.
For 2016’s unmissable event, we’re heading to Lancashire seaside resort of Blackpool. We will be based at the town’s Winter Gardens from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May.
Radio 1 DJs
As well as some amazing house DJs and live bands, the Annual Convention attracts some of Britain’s most renowned Radio 1 DJs every year. Check out this year’s line-up!
Some of our most talented members will battle for the big titles in a number of competitions across the weekend. There will be sweaty palms and butterflies as Convention hosts the Senior Member of the Year Competition, the Performing Arts Competition Final, Commercial Dance and Jump Rope Competition finals. And there are sure to be plenty of laughs in Saturday’s darts competition.
Did you know?
NFYFC heads a nationwide body of 612 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) located throughout England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside. Our 25,000 members aged 10 to 26 develop skills, work with the local community, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life. There are a further 1,100 associate members, many of whom are involved in the running of the clubs and NFYFC.