Derby and District Young Farmers' Club has been around for 80 years. It originally started as a Calf Club in 1935, becoming a Young Farmers' Club in 1937.
Membership is open to anyone aged between 10 and 26. It's a great way to meet new people and have a good time. Essentially a rural youth organisation but despite the name, you don't even need to be a farmer join! The club is run for the members, by the members, giving everyone the chance to take on responsibility if they wish. YFC aims to allow members to develop, learn and, perhaps most importantly, have fun, through the diverse opportunities on offer!
A varied, enjoyable programme of meetings and events, ensures there is something for everyone and has attracted members from a wide range of backgrounds. Amongst the many activities members take part in are, sports, entertainment, competitions, and charity fundraising, as well as fantastic opportunities for travelling abroad on the YFC Discovery Programme, supporting the local community and learning new skills. What's more, members also get the opportunity to meet new people - not only from their own club but from other clubs in Derbyshire and also the surrounding counties through East Midlands Area events. Derby YFC even has its own ploughing match!
The club is part of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC), which is made up of over 650 clubs and over 23,000 members across England and Wales, providing a wider support network and further openings and opportunities.
Derby YFC meet every Wednesday for a variety of meetings.