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Cleobury Mortimer Dinner and Dance

November

19
  • Saturday, 19 Nov - Saturday, 19 Nov , 19:00
  • The Down Inn, Bridgnorth
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YMC Trip to Boing Zone

November

18
  • Friday, 18 Nov - Friday, 18 Nov , 18:00

On Friday 18th November the Young Members Committee organised a big social event which was trampolining at Boing Zone, Stourbridge. We all met at the Two Henry's pub, to convoy down to the trampoline park. Huw Roberts managing to get lost before we even left Shrewsbury. It took us just under an hour but we finally got there. 15 of us turned out which is a brilliant. We spent a hour bouncing on the trampolines, playing dodge ball and jumping into the foam pits. It was great fun! As usual on the way back we stopped for a social at Macdonalds to round up the evening. Great fun had by all!

Report by Laura Dutton, YMC Secretary

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Chirbury and Marton YFC Dinner and Dance

November

18
  • Friday, 18 Nov - Friday, 18 Nov , 19:00
  • Church Stoke Village Hall
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Wem YFC "ABC" Dance

November

18
  • Friday, 18 Nov - Friday, 18 Nov , 21:00
  • Edstaston Village Hall
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Brains Trust - First Round

November

17
  • Thursday, 17 Nov - Thursday, 17 Nov , 19:00
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At Rushbury Village Hall and Prees Cricket Club

Intermediate Competitons

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Safeguarding Training for Top Tables

November

15
  • Tuesday, 15 Nov - Tuesday, 15 Nov , 19:00
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Please contact Rach Stokes for more details

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Shropshire YFC AGM

November

12
  • Saturday, 12 Nov - Saturday, 12 Nov , 19:00
  • Shrewsbury Football Ground

The Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs hold 72nd Annual General Meeting and Celebrate Success and Area and National level.

The Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 12th November at Shrewsbury Football Ground. SFYFC has nearly 1000 members in 18 Clubs throughout the County. Over 400 members and supporters attended the 72nd AGM.

 The outgoing Chairman Ed Potter (Dorrington YFC) gave a very amusing speech summarising his year in office before handing over the Chain of Office to Chairman Elect Becky Green (Brown Clee YFC).

This year there were two very able candidates for Vice Chairman, and after several weeks of campaigning, passionate proposal speeches, and a very close vote on the night, Clarrie Hocknell (Whitchurch YFC) gained most votes to become the Vice-Chairman for 2016 – 2017.

Richard Savage (Rea Valley YFC) completed his three year term as President and handed over the Staff of Office to Judy Dixon (formerly Upton Magna and more recently Dorrington YFC). Richard has been a very popular President and was made a Honorary Life Member.

Christine Holmes, The High Sheriff of Shropshire, presented County, West Midland Area and National  awards to members and clubs.  Awards from National YFC Competitions were presented to Clun Valley YFC for their success in the Ballroom Dancing Competition and Mace-Debating, Chirbury and Marton YFC for winning the Radio Show Competition and Whitchurch YFC for winning the Just a Minute speaking competition. The following received awards for Shropshire YFC Achievements;  The Club with the most increased percentage of membership: Cleobury Mortimer YFC, The Best New Member: Joe Brassington and Reece Howells (Brown Clee YFC), Contribution to Agriculture: (Matt Jones Whittington & Oswestry YFC), Best Male Member: Tom Pedge (Rushbury and Cardington), Best Female Member: Alison Jones (Much Wenlock YFC), Tank’s Tankard given for most sociable member: (Roberta Martin Whitchurch YFC)

Presentations were made by the outgoing Chairman Ed Potter to his chosen charities of the year, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and the League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Each received £5,000.

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Officers Training Weekend

October

28
  • Friday, 28 Oct - Sunday, 30 Oct , 19:00
  • Plas Pencilli Outdoor Education Centre, Brecon, LD3 7LX
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Officer Training Weekend group photo

All Club Chairman, Secretaries and Treasurers are invited to attend this weekend.

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West Midlands NFU Trip to Brussels

October

11
  • Tuesday, 11 Oct - Thursday, 13 Oct ,

Below is an extract from the December 2016 Edition of the NFUs British Farmer and Grower Publication:


Members, young farmers and NFU staff went on a two day fact finding visit to the European Commission and Parliament.
Here Matthew Jones, Oswestry NFU member and young farmer, gives some of his thoughts on the first day of lobbying and discussion.


Both Rebecca Green, new Shropshire YFC county chairman, and myself were fortunate enough to be invited on this amazing experience to get an insight in to how the NFU and the British Government work for our farmers at the European Parliament.
I must say I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to politics but found the speakers were informative as they didn’t over complicate matters too much so I could keep track. We had six speakers in all and there was a great mix of different points of views. In particular I found the question and answer session with Mike Dowell, Defra first secretary Agriculture UK, extremely interesting and quite promising. Beck found great encouragement from Richard Ashworth MEP – he’d previously been a dairy farmer in the South East and she was pleased to see he still has good, deep, connection to the industry, with his family still farming and she was pleased that he is in Brussels, representing us at what is proving to be a very uncertain time.


A lot, if not all, of the other EU nations cannot believe we have chosen to leave. That leaves me feeling like it is only because they get a lot more out than they put in. I personally think that we’re in this position and we chose to be here so let’s pull our socks up, stop grovelling and start being the strong and powerful nation we once were. I must say I was amazed by the huge amount of money and resources that have to go in to the European animal. All the linguists, secretaries, security, up-keep, technology and everything else that goes into feeding that huge beast must be absolutely immense – and to top it off for one week each month they move the whole thing to France!


From the Parliament we went straight out for supper and we were privileged to have Anthea McIntyre MEP join us. I personally think it worked very well to have a chat with her in a less formal manner and it was a great insight into the work she does. One thing that came to me was the mix of opinions within our group and how every single member cared a great deal about all of our futures.


I enjoyed the whole trip and learnt a huge amount about how the EU works and the factors which currently affect us. Many thanks go to the NFU for facilitating this trip and to our MEPs for sponsoring the visit.


Credits:
Words and images – page 97 West Midlands NFU BF&G December Edition
Farmer View – EU Lobbying trip – Image: Anna Warrington

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Rally Committee Meeting

September

29
  • Thursday, 29 Sep - Thursday, 8 Sep , 20:00
  • Shrewsbury Livestock Market, Bowmans Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR
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Items on the agenda include the Schedule for the 2017 Rally

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Whittington and Oswestry YFC - New Members Evening

September

27
  • Tuesday, 27 Sep - Tuesday, 27 Sep , 19:30
  • Oswestry Showground, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AB
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Whittington and Oswestry Young Farmers Club would like to invite you to join our Club.

The night promises to full of games, banter and lots of fun. It's just a small taster of what we do on a weekly basis.

Everyone Welcome so bring you friends. The more the merrier....

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Rea Valley YFC Dance

September

24
  • Saturday, 24 Sep - Saturday, 24 Sep , 21:00
  • Silverdale Farm, Yockleton, Shrewsbury, SY5 9PG
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The dance will take place in the marquee after Cruckton Ploughing Match.

Strictly no under 16s and no under 18 non members. All under 18s must bring a consent form.

Tickets are £5 for members and £10 for non members

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