The Essex Young Farmers are a youth organisation made up of 16-26 year olds and, despite the name, you don’t have to be a farmer to join; absolutely anyone can be a member! Essex Young Farmers is run by its members for its members so everyone has the chance to have a say in what goes on. There really is something for everyone, be it organising events, playing sports, fundraising for charities or simply enjoying the social side of it all!
There are 12 clubs scattered over the county and competitions, activities and parties are the backbone of Essex Young Farmers. There is at least one competition a month for clubs to take part in, including bowling, rugby, mixed hockey, football, netball, public speaking, tug of war and many more.
As if this wasn’t enough for us to be getting on with, Essex Young Farmers also organises one of the county’s biggest annual Country Shows. This is attended by almost 14,000 people and is organised and run entirely by us, the members. If you are looking for a challenge then this might just be for you!
On top of this, Young Farmers gives you the chance to travel the world through one of the many different exchange trips we have on offer. Exchanges vary from a week to several months and from Europe all the way to Australia and New Zealand!
As for club life, most clubs meet up once a week, usually in a function room of a local pub. The meetings are extremely varied, with guest speakers coming to talk some weeks whilst other weeks time will be spent organising upcoming parties, competitions or fundraising events or just sitting back and catching up on all the gossip!
Young Farmers provides so many opportunities to learn new things, meet new people and, most importantly, have a good time so if you like what you read then find your nearest club on the next tab across and contact us.