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YFC convention set to be the biggest to date

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

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YOUNG farmers from North Devon will be among thousands meeting in Blackpool at the weekend ( May 9-11) for one of their biggest events of the year.

It's the national federation of YFCs annual convention held in the resort's Winter Gardens where they have everything from topical debates on agriculture to evenings featuring some of Britain's top DJs.

This year, the 22nd at Blackpool, the federation hopes to celebrate farming at No 1 in the charts with a single by members of Essex FYFC, Put That Hoedown.

The weekend sees the national competition finals of YFC entertainments, choir, disco dancing and senior member of the year .

And a forum, Young Farmers And Technology – Adapting Farming For The Future, will offer members a platform to discuss with industry figures.

The federation's 82nd annual general meeting takes place on Sunday, May 11 where members will discuss the future of the federation, review the previous year and present trophies to award winning clubs and individuals.

Evening entertainment includes DJs from Radio 1 performing each night, including Edith Bowman, Jameela Jamil, and Scott Mills.

Live bands will entertain in the Empress Ballroom over the weekend.

NFYFC's national chairman of Council, Claire Worden, said: "This year is set to be our biggest event in recent years. "We have already sold more tickets than the last few years in advance of the weekend and we're expecting many more to buy on the weekend itself."

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