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By NED VINCENT
Norfolk Young Farmers, Norfolk young farmers
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Young farmers in Norfolk had a successful launch of the latest Countrysiders at Fakenham.
It brings the total number of Countrysiders to 14, said a delighted club leader Becky Bidewell.
The official opening took place at the Hawk and Owl Trust’s headquarters at Sculthorpe. The members were welcomed by several leaders of the county team, including Moira Harrison, Countrysiders development officer, and the federation’s county chairman Paul Hartley.
And the county vice chairman, Chris Steward, who was a former Countrysider, spoke about his journey through the YFC movement.
As a founding member of Dereham Countrysiders, he described what could be achieved.
Members enjoyed games throughout the evening, including testing their memory, agility and working as a team. For those that were quick enough they even got to eat chocolate, using a knife and fork with gloves!
The next meeting is pizza making, so pleasant smells will be drifting from Sculthorpe village hall, on Wednesday, November 28 between 7pm and 8.30pm. For more information, please contact Becky at county office on 01603 731307
Aylsham have recently enjoyed many interesting meeting since the had their first annual meeting including a visit to local agricultural engineers, Ben Burgess & Co, on the town’s industrial estate, a fun-packed evening of Zumba and a tour of the Radar Museum, Neatishead, with North Walsham. Look out for them as their wear their new club shirts with pride!
For information contact: 07876 133873 or county office 01603 731307.
And a date for the diary, the winter competitions’ day on Sunday, December 9. Young farmers will be competing to become the kings of after dinner speaking and brainstrust. The Countrysiders compete in junior reading and public speaking and the winners will represent the county in the eastern area.
The creative members will be exhibiting too while Countrysiders will compete at dodgeball, which is a very fast but fun game. The competition start at 10am at Easton College Sports Centre.
Wednesday, November 28 - YFC Farming & Business Forum’s abattoir visit with the Meat and Livestock Commission, 9am. Call Mel on 01603 731307 for details.
Friday, November 23 - Harleston Young Farmers dinner dance, Apollo Rooms. Tickets £25. Details, Jimmy Meek on 07401316111.
Tomorrow - North Elmham’s second annual ploughing match at Raynham Farms (NR21 7BD) in Helhoughton, 10am. All welcome. Please contact Steven Hall on 07540 767026.
A “shoo-before-shooting” policy to control pigeons has been described by a leading Norfolk farmer as “completely bonkers”.