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Weekly Update 8th August 2022

Events and Competitions


Ashover Show Stockjudging

Wednesday 10th August 2022. Showground, Ashover. The Arthur Tipper Trophy is awarded for the winning stock judge of a ring of four dairy cattle having given reasons in the traditional YFC way. This competition is open to all YFC members.


Ashover Show After Do

Saturday 13th August 2022, Ashover Showground, 8.30pm – 1am. Sports day theme! Over 18s only. Tickets must be bought in advance, use the link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ashover-show-after-do-2022-tickets-388092624487. £10 for members and £15 for non members.


Waterhouses YFC Manifold After Show Do

Saturday 13th August 2022, Huddale Farm, Waterhouses (ST10 3LQ) by kind permission of the Goldstraw family.9pm – 1.30am. Theme: When I was 3 I wanted to be… Tickets: £7 in advance (www.ticketsource.co.uk/waterhouses-yfc), £10 on the door. 16 + 17 year olds must be YFC members, 18 and over need a valid form of ID.


Ashbourne After Show Do

Saturday 20th August 2022, Osmaston Polo Ground, 8pm – 1am. Over 18s only. Tickets are £10 (cash) on the door and ID will be required.


Turnditch and Windley After Show Do

Saturday 3rd September 2022, Showground, Wirksworth Road, DE56 4. 8pm – 1am. More details to follow.


Derby & District YFC Charity Ploughing Match and Annual Afternoon Tea.

Sunday 11th September 2022, Lane End Farm, Mugginton Lane End, DE6 4PP by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Burton. (Hedge laying TBC) Afternoon tea served from 12noon. All monies raised will be split between Rural Action Derbyshire and Dementia Friends


Pleasley YFCs End of Harvest Ball

Friday 23rd September 2022, The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Over 16s only. 16 and 17 year olds require a parental consent form. Tables of 10. £35 including 3 course meal and dancing to live band, Jester. Dress code: black tie. Please contact Pleasley YFC at pleasleyyoungfarmers@gmail.com for a booking form.




County Office

Through August Stacey is planning on working Mondays only (where possible!) so if you need something urgently please contact Joe Cottrill or Charlotte Atkinson.


Field Officer Vacancies (From NFYFC)

NFYFC is recruiting two Field Officers to help support county federations and these positions can be promoted widely throughout networks and with YFC members.

The role will join NFYFC’s staff team to help deliver support services to county federations. You can read the full advertisement here.

Full job description and the application form can be downloaded from here.

Please circulate these vacancies within your network of contacts including the YFC membership. Experience of YFC is an advantage to this round of recruitment.

Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 19 August 2022.


Next Generation Event (from NFYFC)

County federations are encouraged to promote to YFC members the Country Land and Business Association's (CLA) Next Generation Briefing and Dinner on 13-14 September in Shropshire.

The CLA Next Generation Briefing and Dinner will be at the Bradford Estates, Shropshire and aims to give the next generation the strategies they need as future landowners to ensure the farm or estate thrives in the long term.

There will be a dinner on the Tuesday evening so attendees can meet fellow landowners, and CLA’s National Officers will provide a first-hand account of the work the CLA undertakes at the highest level to protect rural landowners.

On Wednesday attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Alexander Newport who has introduced a number of innovative approaches since he assumed full-time management responsibilities of Bradford Estates in 2019.

There will also be presentations from both CLA and Strutt & Parker experts as well as talks from the wider Bradford Estates team. In the afternoon tours of the Estate have been arranged.

Tickets have been priced at an early-bird rate of £50 + VAT.

For more information visit



National Farm Management Conference

Briefing summary: The Institute of Agricultural Management is pleased to offer YFC members a 20% discount for its 2022 National Farm Management Conference to be held on 1 November 2022 in London at the DEII Centre.

The conference will explore the inter-relationships and trade-offs between food and environmental security as agriculture’s enters a defining decade. It will review how agriculture will manage increasing pressures on UK land use and what will this mean for UK food security.

There is an excellent line-up of speakers and panellists who will be discussing everything from productivity, supply chain resilience and alternative agriculture through to the valuation of natural capital and its interaction with public policy.

Full information on the conference is in this brochure.

To access the 20% discount, use the promo code 'NFYFC' at the checkout stage of the website before the payment is taken.

Bookings can be made online here.


Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week runs from 18-22 July 2022 and Clubs and Counties are encouraged to share messages from the campaign organisers The Farm Safety Foundation (Yellow Wellies). NFYFC will also be promoting the Farm Safety Curve module that has been re-developed with The Farm Safety Foundation and there are graphics available for clubs and counties to share during the week to help promote the module. 

Clubs can share graphics that pledge their commitment to adding the Farm Safety Curve module to their club programmes in the 2022-23. membership year. There are also graphic available for individual members to share to show they have received the training and that they are farm safety aware. 

Any clubs interested in running the re-developed Farm Safety Curve Module, please contact County Office.


Fund Raising

Please remember if you are shopping online and using Amazon, Derbyshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs has an Amazon Smile account so you can raise money for county whilst buying your goods! There is also a Giving Machine account too.

County Administrator: Stacey Archer

DFYFC, c/o NFU, The Old Carpenters Shop, Lumsdale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5EW

E: countyoffice@derbyshireyfc.org.uk


W: www.derbyshireyfc.org.uk   @DerbyshireYoungFarmersClubs