The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) has announced it will launch a new five-year plan.

The document, which will be called ‘Vision:2023’ will help shape the future of the largest rural youth organisation in the UK.

NFYFC wants to bring the 86-year-old organisation up-to-date and provide a programme of events and activities that meet the needs of rural young people today and in the future.

The federation, which began in 1932, has launched a survey to kick-start the process and is inviting all of its members to share what they value about being a member.

Throughout the 2018-19 membership year, the organisation will be releasing more surveys and holding focus groups to gather feedback to take the organisation forward.

‘Young people’s lives have changed dramatically’

NFYFC president Charlotte Smith said: “The programme of events and activities at NFYFC has altered very little in the last 80 years but yet society and rural young people’s needs have changed dramatically.

Now is the time to look to the future. Vision:2023 promises to be an exciting development for an organisation that plans to be around for the next 80 years and more.

NFYFC will make incremental changes on their Vision:2023 journey, consulting members at each stage.

YFC members are encouraged to share their views online and will have until September 19 to complete the survey.

‘Building on an incredible history’

NFYFC chair of council Lynsey Martin said: “This isn’t about forgetting the federation’s heritage – no one can deny the incredible history NFYFC has – but this is a vision to improve this organisation and make it more relevant in today’s society.

“We need all YFC members to engage in this process as their voices are vital to making the right changes happen.”