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County Harvest Festival

7th June 2018
Windsor and Maidenhead invited the county to join them at Holy Trinity and Grarrison Church for the Harvest Festival service on October 28th. Members young and old from across the county played their part in the proceedings. The Club banners were presented at the beginning of the service and produce was donated, which was then taken ...

County Chairmans Report

7th June 2018
County Chairmans Report This has been my second year as county chair and once more it has not been an easy ride. In fact, this year has been extremely difficult and it is all thanks to the small team around me that we have managed to still carry on giving the best to our amazing members ...

Lord Sieff Fund

7th February 2017
The Lord Sieff Fund was set up in 1968 to be available for grants and loans for individual members, Clubs or the County Federation for specific projects of an educational or personal development nature. During this year we supported only one application, from Josh Mason for his trip, along with the prize money for the Jesse ...

200 Club

7th February 2017
This year the 200 club raised over £1000 for Berkshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. The County are very grateful for the ongoing support from the 200 Club. The money goes towards funding the Office. You and/or your family can enter 6 draws – with a main prize of £100 + many more monetary prizes – ...

Berkshire Country Fayre

7th February 2017
Another country fayre with another small and dedicated committee and I am pleased to be able to tell you, another great success. It will be no surprise to any of you that three of the keys to that success are Location, Location, Location! And wow what a location it was. Englefield has always been a successful ...

Berkshire Country Fayre YFC Show Classes 2016

7th February 2017
Running the Country Fayre Classes can be a thankless job – which is possibly why Bradfield struggled to find anyone to do it for 2016 and you ended up with me! With a lack of support early on I was advised to ‘reduce the number of classes’, ‘double up’, ‘make it easy’ etc. I don’t ...

The Royal County Berkshire Show

7th February 2017
So having set up the stand the night before we were all ready bright and early on the Saturday morning. In the marquees we had the county boards, the club boards and the country spotters. Outside we had a mini digger and a course set up that members of the public could try. We also ...

National Young Farmers Week

7th February 2017
This year Berkshire YFC decided to fully take part in National Young Farmers Week. This was the 2nd time National have done this and the aim of the week is to increase membership of Young Farmers by 10%. Last year we did not take part so this year a week long programme of events was ...

Social Report

7th February 2017
Wow what a busy year this has been for Berkshire Young Farmers. My goal as social secretary this year was to get a group together and organise us to go on the annual YFC ski trip. This year 7 members from Berkshire went on the ski trip to Les Arc in France. We all had ...

Pre Show

7th February 2017
Pre Show took place in April and although it was a tad cold and windy the sun shone for the whole day. We started at Park Down Farm, by kind permission of Mr Graeme Denton and Mr Andrew Denton with Pigs and Dairy. Although the pigs was made slightly harder by their only being 2 ...

AGM, Blackpool 2016

7th February 2017
This year’s annual Convention was held in Blackpool on 6-9th May. On the Friday morning Katherine picked up a mini bus and met eleven others at Henwick Farm to load up. Georgie and six other members were meeting us up there separately. After several wee stops later and horrific traffic, (seven hours later!) we arrived in ...

Berkshire Country Spotters Competition

7th February 2017
We held our country spotters at Snelsmore Common in July and this was well attended by junior members from across the county. They had to follow a route and answer questions along the way which was then followed by a quiz where they had to look at different pictures of wildlife and identify them. Well ...

County Presidents Message

7th February 2017
When I became a member of Newbury Young Farmers more than 50 years ago little did I realise that one day I would have the honour of becoming your County President. The last year has been busy and although I have not been able to attend every event I have enjoyed meeting many of you. For ...

National Presidents Message 2016

7th February 2017
Dear members, Throughout my time as president, Margaret and I have visited many YFC events and clubs and seen first-hand the immense amount of work that is done to support your communities and your Federation. Through fundraising for local charities, supporting each other through difficult times, to building stronger clubs together, you are an inspiration and I am delighted to ...

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