The Young Farmers movement will be presenting a different but recognisable provision from this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

The Royal Welsh Show, held usually in Builth Wells, is the organisation’s shop window to showcase the endless talents of our members in a wide range of fields and we are keen to adapt our stage to celebrate the talents that are integral to a Show visit during Royal Welsh Show Week.

An ambitious program will combine virtual competitions and special programs, adapted for the show with fond memories of Wales YFC in past shows. Various events will also be streamed by our numerous committees, and at the heart of it all will be the celebration of our agricultural roots. We are eager to create the ambience of the Show and the Young People’s Village and bring the show to your sofa during the week by using our social media and our website platforms.

Erica Swan, Chair of the Competitions Committee, said; “The virtual stage we provided at the start of lockdown was very popular during this period and we are very keen to try and fill the gap left by the lack of provision in recent weeks. The team at Wales YFC was keen to offer a provision that would rekindle our members’ interest and give the feeling of the special week that is integral to the lives of so many of our members and their families on an annual basis. It is also a great opportunity for us as an organisation to delight in the diversity of talent and provision available from the organisation and to enable us to be proud of it. Thanks must go to the judges who have given so much of their time, and also to the

sponsors who have agreed to support by offering of prizes for the winning members. We also celebrate the tireless work that has continued between us and our partners during the period. Although very different to a regular show, we can’t wait to welcome everyone to the Wales YFC section of the Virtual Show.”

It’s a worrying time for charities and voluntary organisations as the event not only provides a voice and a platform for the praiseworthy work of our members, it provides a platform for us to praise and nurture the talent of our members at a time when it is most needed.

Katie Davies, Chair of Wales YFC said; “The YFC section has now become an inevitable meeting point and stop off for any visit to the show that attracts a cross section of audiences to see what the organisation has to offer. We are so pleased to be able to adapt the offer to suit the virtual format this year. It’s good to see that the idea has caught on and we hope that our members will have the opportunity to enjoy a slightly different Show in 2020. It is good to see members’ willingness to use their imagination and consider how they can survive during this tough time and it’s an opportunity to continue to nurture talent and survive during this period and digitally for the first time.”

We are in a time of great change to our normal lives and it is encouraging to see that the Young Farmers and volunteers of our organisation have coped so well and we as YFC Wales are delighted to support them with the invaluable support of our sponsors and partners to offer a week of Show themed entertainment from the YFC to your homes. Join all the competing and activities on our Facebook event here.