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Article by Caroline Knight | 14th May 2019

Calling All Young Land Lovers in Kent

If you’re aged 10-26 and you have a love of the outdoors, you might want to consider joining the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). There are currently 67 clubs across the South East and around 24,500 members across the country. 

The Kent Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs is a thriving organisation which provides almost 500 members with unique opportunities. It is one of the few counties to have school clubs too. 

Members enjoy a range of activities that encourage development of rural skills whilst providing social contact that opens up a whole new world for some young people. Members can engage in creative pursuits such as dancing and crafts, work within local communities, raising money for charity and even travel abroad. 

Young Farmers’ groups are keen to shake off the image of a rather raucous drinking culture. It’s certainly true that the social opportunities provided have often led to a little bad press on occasions, but the clubs help to alleviate rural isolation and provide a huge opportunity for training, development, friendships and fun.  

What’s more, these organisations are not just for farmers. They appeal to people from all walks of life and backgrounds provided they have an interest in anything to do with the countryside.

• To find out where your nearest group meets, visit nfyfc.org.uk

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