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Club Display Competition 2018

May 29th, 2018

All 11 Clubs took part in this years competition, each Club could use a 1m x 1m space to promote their Club, the winner were:

1st – Stone YFC

2nd – Waterhouses YFC

3rd – Ashley YFC

YFC’s Got Talent Competition

May 29th, 2018

Eight acts competed in this years competition with the results being:

1st  – Leek YFC – Meg Barnes, Holly Stanyer, Lizzy James & Izzy Proctor

2nd – Uttoxeter B JNFU – Emily & Eve Phillips

3rd – Uttoxeter A JNFU – Rob Mollatt & Toby Hall

Please click HERE for  photos from the competition

YFC’s Got Talent Competition 2018

May 29th, 2018

Variety of talent from across the County

May 29th, 2018

Last night, Staffordshire Young Farmers Club hosted their Pre-Show Reception which was kindly sponsored by Abbotsholme School, Rocester and Stafford Land Rover at the YFC Office on the County Showground.  The evening was attended by sponsors, supporters and invited guests of the Federation.

The evening proved to be very entertaining with the ‘YFC’s Got Talent’ Competition, where competitors presented any talents of their choice from singing to comedy. The judges, Laura Bull and Fred Allen commented that the eight acts they had judged were all absolutely fantastic and really gave the audience an evening of entertainment to remember.

After the acts had performed, the winners were announced as Leek YFC consisting of Meg Barnes, Holly Stanyer, Izzy Proctor and Lizzy James with their farming take on Dolly Parton ‘9-5’.  Second place went to Emily and Eve Phillips of Uttoxeter JNFU with their highly entertaining sketch featuring Physic Sal with her not so physic powers! Third place was a very funny ventriquilm act from Rob Mollatt & Toby Hall of Uttoxeter JNFU.

The Club Display Competition was also held during the evening. Members created a display promoting their club in a space no larger than 1m2.   The judges, Laura Elliott, NFYFC Vice Chairman and Dave Allen from Shires Vets said “We were impressed with how well the clubs promoted themselves in a compact space and are really pleased to have been asked to judge this competition.”   The final results were, 1st place Stone YFC, with Waterhouses YFC 2nd and in 3rd place were Ashley YFC.

Various cheques were also presented to members who had been successful in gaining a place on the NFYFC YFC Travel Programme. Staffordshire Young Farmers Ambassadors give help and support to all those applying on the programme and this year cheques were presented to Emily Phillips and Eve Phillips (Uttoxeter JNFU)  who are travelling to Nepal; Amy Nicholls (Ashley YFC) and Frances Wright (Chase YFC) are attending the Autumn Seminar in Budapest, Beth Dennis (Chase YFC) travelling to Austria, Emily Cartmail (Eccleshall YFC) going on the European Rally, Grace Gibbs (Waterhouses YFC) awarded the C Alma Baker  trip to New Zealand and Michael Grigg (Uttoxeter JNFU) travelling to Scotland.   Last year’s travellers were also invited on stage to talk about their experiences.

The Leslie T Chester competition results were also presented for the best 500 word story using 15 specified words.  First place went to Phillippa Bourne of Stone YFC, second place to Imogen Bloxham of Eccleshall YFC with Annabelle Lane of Abbotsholme YFC coming third.

During the evening, David Heminsley presented a YFC Rural Hub Business grant to James Ball of Waterhouses YFC who is setting up his own flock of pedigree Charolais sheep.  Another cheque was presented from the federation who raised funds at their Harvest Festival Service back in October, for the Farming Community Network.

The evening was a great start to this year’s Staffordshire County Show and gave everyone and opportunity to relax and enjoy a really varied night of entertainment.  The purpose of the evening is for Staffordshire YFC to thank all those who support the Federation so well.

Please click HERE for photos from the evening

Show float building is well a way!

May 20th, 2018

This time of year is a very busy time as it’s SHOW FLOAT BUILDING TIME! Everyone has got a paint brush in their hand and if not they need one 😉 We’ve got all hands on deck helping us to get it done! The tractor is getting an extra polish for the show. It’s going to look brill and we can’t wait to see you all at the show, so make sure you look out for us all!

🎉Our first Annual Rally was amazing!🎉

May 20th, 2018

👏🎉Cheadle YFC would just like to say how proud we all are of our members in there achievements and involvement in there 1st Staffs Annual Rally this weekend!🎉👏We had many firsts, seconds, and thirds! We have lots of entries going to the Staffordshire Show. Also well done to those that took part in the Total Wipe Out, brilliant entertainment!

👍We are So chuffed at all the effort put in and you all gave it some wellie! Well It’s certain…. “# we’re back Alive and kicking!” With our Junior Tug Of War Team Going through to 3 counties after there few weeks of training! Huge Well Done Guys!👍

🚜Keep updated with all goings on with Cheadle Young Farmers on our “Event’s” section!🚜

😃From all the Team at Cheadle YFC, Keep it up!

Just A Few Pictures From The Pig Race!

May 20th, 2018

The Lovely Chef’s For The Night!

We Had A Full House!

The Top Table & County Chairman All Against Each Other! Sadly We Had To Let The Chairman Win 😉

The Pig Race Night Was A Brilliant Success!

May 20th, 2018

🎊👏A huge Thank You to Everyone that took part in Attending, donating/ sponsoring but also who brought the whole event together!

We raised…..£489.00 for our #oatcakeontour with Cheadle Young Farmers

We are so proud of the support we receive from members of the public, YFC members family and friends and also our past members and families!

The night wouldn’t have come together with out the “word of mouth” and facebook sharing that everyone has done! It all just shows in the money raised for YoungMinds as part of our #oatcakeontour!👏🎊

Many thanks! Cheadle YFC

P.S- Same time Next Year!

Staffs YFC welcome Pickering and Butters to their AGM later this year

May 17th, 2018

Staffordshire Young Farmers Clubs are pleased to announce that their Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is held on Friday 9th November 2018, is being supported this year by Pickering and Butters, a firm of Staffordshire Solicitors who were founded over a century ago, with offices based in Stafford and Rugeley. The County AGM is attended by over 250 invited guests and members of the Federation and is the most prestigious meeting of the Staffordshire YFC year. A full report will given by the retiring County Chairman, Richard Mottershead about his year. In addition to this, numerous presentations which will be made to the award winners from the year 2017/18 around the County, including The “Most Outstanding Chairman” and “The Merit Award” which is given for the most outstanding contribution made by an individual to their club and/or county as well as club awards for Community Work and Overall Competitions. Richard will also be presenting a cheque to YoungMinds, the charity he chose during his year as County Chairman, to support via numerous fundraising activities around the clubs in Staffordshire.

Richard Mottershead, County Chairman said “As a charitable organisation we are reliant on sponsorship and donations in order to continue to provide the great service and opportunities to our members. Therefore, we really appreciate companies like Pickering and Butters, who have chosen to support Staffordshire YFC, and the future generation of the rural community in this way.”

Sean Spinetto of Pickering and Butters said “We benefit from a substantial and loyal list of clients in the farming industry and continue to work closely with them to ensure the ongoing success of their businesses. We are privileged to be given the opportunity to support the next generation of farmers in Staffordshire by sponsoring the AGM”

For any further information on any of our YFC Clubs, or for more information about supporting Staffordshire YFC, please contact Julia Taylor on 01785 248645 or email

Staffs YFC bringing “Magic and Mystery” to the County Show

May 16th, 2018

Launching the County Show this year, Staffordshire Young Farmers Clubs host the Pre Show Reception on Tuesday 29th May. At the reception, the YFC members from around the 11 clubs in Staffordshire put on “YFC’s Got Talent” which has in the past included Ballet Dancing acts, synchronized swimming and some very funny comedy sketches. This year’s reception is kindly sponsored by Abbotsholme School, Rocester along with Stafford Land Rover dealers and will be attended by over 150 sponsors, supporters and invited guests of the Federation.

Staffordshire YFC will be showcasing just what being a young farmer is all about inside their marquee which is erected to the side of their purpose built office on the showground. The marquee is always a hive of activity, and with their theme this year being “Magic and Mystery” there will be plenty to see and do. Attractions inside the marquee this year include “Splat the Rat”, “Milk the Cow”, Scarecrow Competition and Hook a Duck. As well as all this, there is the National Male and Female Tug of War Competitions in the Main Ring on the Wednesday evening and the Show Float Competitions to the theme of “British Sitcoms” on Thursday afternoon. Clubs have already started to build their floats and the general public will be entertained greatly by their versions of Dad’s Army, Fawlty Towers and even Gavin and Stacey, parading in the main ring.

The Show Marquee has been kindly supported by Shires Vets again this year who have sponsored all YFC helpers with a free polo shirt as well as giving away joint Jute Goody Bags filled with items from Shires and Staffs YFC.

Making a special appearance at the County Show, the Federation’s Giant Wooden Oatcake, which is touring around the County will be available for a photo opportunity. The Oatcake started its tour with Ashley Young Farmers back in March and is currently with Ridware Young Farmers who are taking it on a Steam Engine Tour around Abbots Bromley this Sunday, 20th May. The purpose behind the giant Oatcake, is that whilst the Club has possession of it, the members hold an activity which will fundraise for Young Minds, the leading mental health charity for young people. So far, the clubs have raised in excess of £2800 towards this worthy cause, with six more clubs still left to hold their events. The most recent activity was Uttoxeter Young Farmers who peddled non-stop for 12 hours on an exercise bike at the County Annual Rally Day. The final event is a Beer Festival on 30th June being held outside the YFC Centre on the County Showground. The afternoon and evening event will feature 15 different beers, a bouncy castle for a family fun afternoon and live music in the evening.

For information on becoming a member or details of your local Club, or details on any of the YFC activities, please come and visit the YFC Marquee at the County Show where we have many of our members who’d be happy to talk to you.