Since 1957, The Queen has been a committed patron of Young Farmers’ Clubs and the opportunities the organisation provides to rural young people. The Queen met with YFC members over her many years of service, including presenting awards at The Royal Show.
Many of our County Federations have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and earlier this year, Young Farmers’ Clubs were delighted to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee by lighting beacons and planting trees. Memories YFC shall treasure, always.
The Queen showed a keen interest in agriculture, and several of the Royal Estates and Residences hold working farms. She was a true countrywoman, who understood the challenges young farmers face to feed the nation and always championed rural communities.
Thank you for your love of the countryside & rural affairs and your decades of support of YFC. It will always be remembered.