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.

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Current Opportunities

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

ATV Challenge 2020

Kindly supported by Quad Bikes Wales, Wales YFC is offering one lucky member the chance to win the use of a Honda Quad Bikes for a 12 month period.

To be in with a chance of winning members will be required to create an ‘ATV Safety Advert’ no longer than 1 minute focussing on Quad Bike Safety for Agricultural Use.

Members will also have to complete a timed questionnaire (no more than 10 questions) on safety operation / health and safety on the ATV.

Closing Date for Video entires: 24 November 2020

Questionnaire to be completed : 30 November 2020

Please click the link below for full competition rules and details.

Wales YFC Agricultural Bursary in association with The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales

Chance to win £1000 to contribute to a new or existing agricultural venture.

The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales promotes education, science and the fine arts in Wales.  The Guild generously donates £1000 to Wales YFC to help support young people in the Welsh agricultural industry.

Applications have now closed for 2020. Keep up to date with announcements for 2021 Applications here or through following our social media channels.

For more general inquiries regarding the Agricultural Bursary please contact Sian Thomas sian.thomas@yfc-wales.org.uk
01982 553502

We would like to thank The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales

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