The work that the NFYFC have done to enhance the skill sets of young people in the agricultural industries is impressive and their commitment to farm safety is commendable
We are delighted to announce the first of four brand new partnerships for the Farm Safety Foundation – with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC).
NFYFC, which has approximately 25,000 members from 630 clubs across England and Wales, is led by young people, for young people. In addition to providing opportunities for members to develop new skills and contribute to their local communities, the NFYFC enables young people to keep abreast of the key issues and trends within agriculture.
Our partnership with NFYFC includes sponsorship of their recently formed Youth Forum – a proactive group of young farmers, all under the age of 20, who are passionate about their YFC and are strong advocates for both the organisation and the views of their peer group. Supporting the organisation is part of our ongoing commitment to engage Young Farmers and encourage the next generation to challenge poor or unsafe practices on their own farms as well as through peer pressure.
Commenting on the relationship, Danielle McNulty, Chairman of the NFYFC Youth Forum said: “As Chairman of the Youth Forum I am really excited for the new opportunities this partnership will bring, and the difference we will be able to make together. Farm Safety is an immensely important issue which needs addressing head on as soon as possible as it could make a massive difference to a farming family.”
Stephanie Berkeley, Farm Safety Campaign Manager added: “This is an exciting and worthy partnership for us. NFYFC are avid supporters of our Yellow Wellies campaign. The work that the NFYFC have done to enhance the skill sets of young people in the agricultural industries is impressive and their commitment to farm safety is commendable. We are looking forward to the NFYFC Annual Convention which takes place next weekend 24-26 April in Torquay and getting out there to meet the members and, of course, our newest Farm Safety Ambassadors – the Youth Forum. We are hopeful that together we can make a change, that risks can be limited and lives and livelihoods can be saved.”