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  • Writer's pictureKatie Smith

Thursday- Training and Development #NationalYoungFarmersWeek

#ThanksToYFC clubs have the opportunity to offer training sessions in a variety of areas and can offer specific training to members.

Last membership year, my club along with the other clubs in the Worcestershire county was offered the opportunity to hold a curve training session free of cost to the club, which we could choose from a list of sessions. Available to us were sessions ranging from safeguarding younger members, food for thought (learning about what expiry dates and best before dates really mean), team building activities and much more… Curve training brings a different aspect to the club and allows members to learn a new skill. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to get some training and information, and even qualifications.

We had great fun at our ‚Dream Team‘ session where we learned how to be more successful as a team. We had a presentation and did some activities in groups such as building bridges and we all learned something about working as a team. This was a really useful activity as I think that next year at rally we will be able to take on board the information we learned and work together better, delegating and communicating more efficiently.

There are loads more training opportunities with young farmers such as first aid training, which is useful for jobs, in young farmers and it is a good thing to have every day in life. There are courses available to clubs ranging from butchery to dry stone walling. New club officers have the opportunity to go through train the trainer sessions and club officer training.

In the members only area on the NFYFC website, there are so many discounts available to members. Some of these are training opportunities such as 50% off of ATV training and 10% off towing courses. Members can find these here.

If you aren’t a member yet but think that you would like to join, you can find more information about becoming a member here.

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