YFC members from across Wales travelled to the Royal Welsh Showground to attend the Federations recent Annual General Meeting.

During the AGM on Sunday, the 25th of September, members elected a number of officials for the year ahead, with Chris Lewis remaining as the Wales YFC President for his second year in office. Hefin Evans, Carmarthenshire YFC, was elected as Chairman and Rhys Richards, Ynys Môn, as Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year.

Winners of Various Awards were also announced during the meeting. The NFU Cymru Membership Trophy for the largest increase in membership gained in the past twelve months, when compared to the figures from the 2019-2020 year was awarded to Carmarthenshire YFC, with a 21% increase in their membership. The Beynon Thomas Trophy for the Federation winning the highest number of marks in the activities programme for Junior members during the YFC year 2021/22 is Ceredigion YFC. Finally, the Western Mail Trophy for the Federation winning the highest number of marks in all the YFC programmes in 2021/22 is Brecknock YFC.

Hefin Evans, newly elected Chairman of Wales YFC, said;

“It’s a great honour to be elected as Chairman of the Welsh Federation of Young Farmers. I’m looking forward to the upcoming year, with our members being so enthusiastic to compete and socialise through the federation. I will be supporting our members every step of the way in the forthcoming year.”

Rhys Richards, newly elected Vice-Chairman of Wales YFC, said;

“I’m Rhys Elis Richards and I’m a member of Bodedern Young Farmers Club, Anglesey. It was a privilege to be elected Vice Chair of YFC Wales at the annual meeting. I would like to thank my fellow members for the opportunity, and I look forward to starting the work. I have benefited a lot from being a member of this special organisation, and have held a few positions within the organization at Club and County level. I have been a member of the Young Farmers for twelve years now and I firmly believe that we have an organization that offers invaluable opportunities to the young people of Wales. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to attend events and support the clubs and members as much as possible over this year.”