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Young Farmers Club

The Young Farmers Club (YFC) is an organisation that dates back to the 1920's (Hemyock was the birthplace of the YFC, starting as the Calf Club in 1921) and was started to give young people in the countryside a way of socialising with other young people in their areas. Today there are over 700 clubs in England and Wales, 37 of which are in Devon alone!

The main function of the clubs these days is exactly the same, but today YFC offers young people so much more than just a social life. By joining a Young Farmers Club you open the door to a world of opportunity where you can meet new people, learn skills, help the community, travel abroad, compete in many competitions from simple club vs club formats all the way up to national level, and of course the opportunity to have a great time doing it all!

The other key attribute of YFC is that the members of clubs are the ones who run them. Not only is this another opportunity to learn and to gain new experience which could prove handy on a CV, but it also means that clubs only do those things that they feel are fun and important.

When & Where?
We meet at Hemyock Parish Hall in the Forbes Lounge.  Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, starting at 8pm.

Contact Us
For more information, contact Chairman Kevin Davis on 07803 582620 or Secretary Zoe Burgess on 07834 738062.




Charity Work

Culm Valley YFC Easter Bingo!

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Culm Valley YFC are holding their annual Easter Bingo on Thursday 13th April at Hemyock Village Hall! All are welcome and there will be lots of prizes to be won!

For more information contact Michelle Batting on 07738114113.

Culm Valley YFC News Update May 2015

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Culm Valley Young Farmers have had a very busy couple of months starting with a flower arranging class held at Kentisbeare Village Hall. The evening saw thirteen girls learn table decorations and buttonholes from Helen Williams and Laura Reed. Thanks to the Laura Persey Trust for their kind funding of the evening.

Next Michelle Batting, Mark Snell, Charlie Cunningham and Gavin Jackson competed at East Devon Stockjudging Day – they had a successful day winning lots of prizes between them as well as the Overall Club Points Cup. A special well done to Gavin who won the Senior Points Cup.
Members also competed at Devon YFCs Outdoor Activities Day with Brett Troake and Keiran Palfrey coming 1st in the Block Laying, Brett Troake coming 1st in the Clay Pidgeon Shooting, Gavin Jackson coming 1st in Senior Dairy Stockjudging and Michelle Batting coming 1st in the Intermediate Dairy Stockjudging. The Mens TOW came 1st and will be competing at the South West Area round in June while the Ladies TOW team came 3rd and the Junior TOW team came a close 2nd.
On 8th May, the Club held their 68th Show and Sale at Exeter Market, the day was a great success with members of all ages taking part! Congratulations to James Westcott who won the Supreme Championship with his four Suffolk X ewes and lambs as well as to Charlotte Alfrod who won the Reserve Champion with her Limousin beef heifer.
We have also been doing lots of promotion of the Club with James Westcott and Michelle Batting giving a talk at Hemyock Annual Parish Meeting and members attended Halberton Fete to promote the Club and raise money for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund.
Coming up we are busy preparing for the Devon County Show where members will be exhibiting their stock and items in the YFC tent. We will be having an evening learning the basics of shearing, a cake decorating course, as well as a trip to Sheppys Cider.
For any information about the Club, please contact Chairman James Westcott on 07850940132 or Secretary Michelle Batting on 07738114113.
Michelle Batting


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Culm Valley YFC Easter Bingo!

To be held at Hemyock Village Hall.

Thursday 2nd April

Doors open 7pm, Eyes down 7.30pm

Raffle & Refreshments


Entry - Only £1

Everyones welcome, more the merrier!

In aid of Exeter Leukaemia Fund

For more information contact Maggie Palmer on 07531 341531.

Culm Valley YFC News Update Feb 2015

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What a busy couple of months it has been for Culm Valley YFC! The new year began with the East Devon Pantomime competition held at Exmouth where we came 3rd place! A massive thank you goes to Mark Davis and Judith Trevelyan for their work directing it and to Alan Quick and Hazel Davis for their help with the scenery. Well done to Emily Vallis and Jess Maynard who jointly won the best actress award as well as Katie Trevelyan who was nominated and to James Westcott, Olly Reed and Courtney Goodare who were nominated for the best actor award. Following on from this we held a re-run of the Panto for Charity with Cruwys Morchard YFC in Tiverton High School where we raised over £1800 in aid of the Exeter Leukaemia Fund, MIND and the new Devon YFC Centre.

We had six members attend the Devon YFC Ski Trip – they all had a good week and luckily everyone returned in one piece! Next up we had the Member of the Year competition with Mark Snell and Maggie Palmer taking part for the Seniors and Emily Emmett and Emily Davis taking part for the Juniors. Well done to Emily Emmett who was placed 2nd!
We’ve also began the Public Speaking competitions with Georgina Pengelly, Emily Davis and Rachel Stevens winning the County final of Junior Reading. Michelle Batting and Aaron Debathe also took part in the County Situations Vacant competition, Michelle came 1st with Aaron in 2nd place. A big good luck to Michelle and the Junior Reading team who will now go through and compete in the South West Area round.
The sporting competitions have also been very successful with James Westcott, Adam Howe, Mark Snell, Connor Pengelly and Steve Reed coming 3rd in the County round of 5 aside Football. We have also had Bowling, Dodgeball, Skittles, Pool and Darts as well as Cross Country where Olly Reed came 1st, Stuart Persey came 2nd and Courtney Goodare came 4th.
For any information about the Club contact Chairman James Westcott on 07850940132 or Secretary Michelle Batting on 07738114113.