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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 attached. 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 <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/take-control-of-your-future-tickets-53805263 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 : <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/take-control-of-your-future-tickets-53805263 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 advert. YFC Forthcoming Dates ! February: 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 March: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd EMA Weekend at Cleethorpes - Fancy Dress Theme is 'On Safari' April: Saturday 27th County Rally June: Saturday 22nd County Mid-Summer Ball October: Friday 11th County Dinner and Dance
Derbyshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs
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Thursday 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Friday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm