National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) is the largest rural youth organisation in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life. There are 644 Young Farmers’ Clubs in England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside.
Led by young people, for young people, Abingdon YFC is part of Oxfordshire YFC. Young Farmers is for people aged 10 to 26* with a unique opportunity to develop skills, work with their local communities, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.
You don't need to be involved in farming to be a Young Farmer - just someone who appreciates the countryside and enjoys rural life.
We meet every Thursday evening. Each week we organise different activities, such as visits to crocodile farms, dodgeball, cake decorating, ghost tours, BBQ's, tug of war and punting. With such a varied programme, there is definitely something for everyone! Abingdon Young Farmers is divided into Abingdon Juniors and Abingdon Seniors.
Juniors 10-16 years
Seniors 17-26* years
*If you are over 26 you can still join as an associate member, the only difference is you can't compete in the national or county competitions.
Find out what the seniors are up to this week by checking out the programme.
With such a diverse range of people you'll be hard pressed not to make any new friends! You don't have to be a farmer to be Young Farmer!
Compete in the County Rally, try your hand at watercolour, flower arranging, tractor handling, fence erecting you name it there's a competition for it!
Whether it's dinner & dances, the weekly activities, the annual ski trips or the AGM, Young Farmers is a great way to socialise.
Each year Young Farmer clubs nationwide choose charities to support and fund raise for. Abingdon YFC is no exception! From 18th - 21st April 2017, eight Abingdon YFC members cycled 210.5 miles on tandem bikes from Abingdon in Oxfordshire to Torquay in Devon in order to raise money for Blue Skye Thinking. This is a local Abingdon charity who raise money for new research and treatments into childhood brain tumours. In total we successfully raised £5,500!
The club is run by members, each year at the club's annual general meeting (AGM), the committee team is selected by vote. Meet this years committee team: