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Weekly Update

Week of 3rd December 2018


Derbyshire YFC Weekly Update! 

NFYFC Staff Conference Jane will be attending the annual staff conference on
Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th 

County Competitions Day on Sunday 3rd February - Some information is still
required and each club secretary has been contacted today requesting this
information asap.  The draw for the After Dinner Speaking competition is

YFC Travel - Due to unforeseen circumstances we now have a space on the
European Rally team and the opportunity for one member to go to Norway on
the YFC Travel Programme. The new application form is attached.  Details of
the trips are on the NFYFC website or detailed in the document attached.
Each year the European Rally discusses a topic and this year the theme of
the week is 'Sharing and caring in a Democratic and Inclusive European
Community'. The aim of this year's Rally is that European Rural Youth learn
how to recognise signs of mental illness, develop competences in how to deal
with different situations and to be inspired to bring the learning home to
develop healthy rural communities for the future. For anyone interested in
applying, it will be on a first come first served basis. 

East Midlands AGRI event - We've secured some additional speakers - check
out the programme and
993> book your place for all or part of the programme.

'Take Control of Your Future'

Bakewell Market, Agricultural Business Centre, 9 February 2.00 - 6.00 pm

Chatsworth Farm Visit, 10 February 9.30 - 12.00 pm

A regional event to meet and discuss future farming and rural topics.
Workshops, debate and enjoy some food, drink and a farm walk.  

Guest speakers and panellists include: Rosie East from Defra's ELM -
Environmental Land Management - (Scheme Design Team), David Goodwin -
(Warwickshire FYFC) conservation farming, David Howlett - (Chatsworth Farm
Manager) from farm to retail, Derbyshire young farmers Ben Thornley and Kate
Wainwright- start farming from scratch but stay healthy, Peter Cooper (A
Focus on Nature) - conservation collaboration and Gordon Corner (NFU
Regional Director) - what lies ahead for farmers?

Andy Clark will play and discuss his new
<http://www.thetopofthetree.uk/the-carbon-farmer> Carbon Farmer film. 'The
Carbon Farmer' paints a bright future for UK Peatland conservation,
agriculture and climate action.

Don't forget, book tickets via Eventbrite :
993> Take Control of Your Future event and there are options for attending
part or the whole programme

Smalley YFC - Sadly the club have taken the decision to close and the
remaining members will be encouraged to join another club.

Other Organisations 

 Working in New Zealand - If you know of anyone who would like to work on a
dairy farm in New Zealand starting June 2019 then please read the attached

YFC Forthcoming Dates !               


Friday 1st closing date for EMA Weekend Entertainment Packages

Friday 1st until Monday 18th County Office closed for annual leave. 

Saturday 2nd Staffs YFC Turnout Ball


Sunday 3rd County Competitions Day

Monday 4th East Midlands Area Committee meeting

Thursday 7th Executive committee meeting and approval of Rally Schedule

Thursday 7th County trophies (including Rally trophies) to be returned to
either County Office, Hannah G-C, Drew Bailey or Ruth Rastrick before or at
the Exec meeting 

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th EMA Train the Trainer - Mount Cook, Wirksworth.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th East Midlands AGRI weekend at Bakewell Market
and Chatsworth Estate. 

Friday 15th Hope Valley YFC Valentines Winking Man Do

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th NFYFC Council Meeting

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th NFU Conference

Sunday 24th County and EMA Entertainment Competition


Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd EMA Weekend at Cleethorpes - Fancy Dress Theme is
'On Safari'


Saturday 27th County Rally 


Saturday 22nd County Mid-Summer Ball


Friday 11th County Dinner and Dance


Please note the Derbyshire YFC website is: http://www.derbyshireyfc.org.uk  and the NFYFC website is: http://www.nfyfc.org.uk


Jane Smith

County Administrator

Derbyshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs



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