There are numerous opportunities with Rural Affairs if you are a member of Wales YFC!

If you want to gain more out of your membership, why not join the Wales YFC Lamb Initiative, visit agricultural enterprises on the Rural Affairs Study Tour or take advantage of the training offered to members to learn valuable skills to use everyday on farm.

Link to Policies Document

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Upcoming Opportunities

If you are interested in the rural side of YFC, there are a number of opportunities on offer for you;

Video Competition in conjunction with the Federation of Welsh Grassland Society

Task

To create a video on the theme ‘Farming through Covid-19’.
Health and Safety must be adhered to in the video.
The entertainment value of the video will be taken into consideration by the judges.
Videos will be accepted in Welsh, English or bilingually.

Eligibility

Members, 26 years of age of under on the 1st September, 2019 and full members of a YFC Club based in Wales and affiliated to either Wales YFC or NFYFC or Members of the Federation of the Welsh Grassland Society.

Time

Maximum time allowed for each video is one minute.
The video may be presented as a series of short clips.

Prizes

1st – £50, and junior membership of BGS, (British Grassland Society)
2nd – £25, and membership of BGS.
3rd – £10, and membership of BGS
4th & 5th – Membership of BGS

Closing Date

Thursday 16th July 2020.
Entries to be sent to sian.thomas@yfc-wales.org.uk or alternative you can send on We Transfer.

We would like to thank our sponsors the Federation of Welsh Grassland Societies for their kind donation.

Lamb Initiative

About the Scheme

The Wales YFC Lamb Initiative is a partnership between Dunbia (Llanybydder), Sainsbury’s and Wales YFC. The partnership provides the opportunity for Wales YFC members to supply their Welsh lamb to Welsh Sainsbury’s stores at a premium price all year round.

The aim of the scheme is to work with a forward thinking processor and retailer to attract Wales YFC members who produce lamb to become suppliers and to keep Young Farmers at the forefront of the industry. Ultimately the initiative is about creating a sustainable supply chain to help support the future of rural Wales.

Why should you get involved?
The scheme creates an income stream for the movement, as Sainsbury’s directly contribute 40p per lamb sold (on top of the price that you receive) to Wales YFC. 10p of that goes directly to your County Federation.

Information Sheet and Entry Form available from the Resources section

Llyndy Isaf Scholarship

Take a step onto the farming ladder

Llyndy Isaf is a 614 acre upland livestock unit in the Nant Gwynant Valley, Snowdonia owned by the National Trust Eryri. The Llyndy Isaf Scholarship is a partnership between National Trust Eryri and Wales YFC which gives a Wales YFC member the opportunity to run the farm for a year.

2017/18 Scholarship

The fifth Llyndy scholar was announced on Monday the 24th of July 2017, during the Royal Welsh Show as Teleri Fielden, from Meifod.

Teleri started her 13 month paid scholarship on the 614 acre upland farm located in the Nant Gwynant Valley on the 1st of September 2017 for a period of 13 months until the 30th of September 2018.

Some of our past scholars:

  • 2016/2017 – James Evans, Radnor
  • 2015/2016 – Owain Jones, Eryri
  • 2014/2015 – Tudur Jones, Eryri
  • 2013/2014 – Caryl Hughes, Montgomery

Elwyn Jones Memorial Scholarship

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