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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 ...

NFYFC Exchange in 1966 to Junior Young Farmers of Ontario

7th February 2017
It is fifty years ago-April 1966 that I was part of a team selected from NFYFC to visit Canada on the International Exchange Organisation. There were in fact 3 from England, 2 from Northern Ireland and 4 from Scotland. It all started with County nominations, supported by Harry Cragg, who was the fantastic Berkshire County Organiser. ...

County Harvest Festival

7th February 2017
Bradfield YFC invited the County to join them and the congregation of St. Peters, Bradfield at their Harvest Festival service at the end of September. Capping off what had been a hectic week for Berkshire YFC from R.C.B.S. and NFYFC members week, the Black Barns at Rushall Manor Farm provided a fittingly rustic venue. Beautiful ...

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 – ...

County Competitions Chair Round Up

7th February 2017
As always competitions get off to a busy start right at the start of the year with the stockjudging at the Royal County of Berkshire Show. This year members were giving their reasons in front of the judges on our stand so members of the public could see how it was done. We had another busy ...

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 Chairmans Report

7th February 2017
It is with great pleasure that I can tell you about all the achievements and proud moments I have had having been Berkshire’s county chairman for the past year. I am not going to lie at times it has been a struggle and it has certainly been a learning curve getting to grips with the ...

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 ...

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