Every year the Kent County Show hosts the Young Farmers section. They are in the Agricultural Area and showcase exactly why encouraging young people to understand where food comes from is so important. Although looking after our own garden is becoming more popular, many of us still get our food from the supermarket. It is so easy and convenient to drive to the shops, grab a few items and cook a meal.
Have you ever stopped to think about where the bulk of our fresh produce, vegetables, meats and other non-processed items come from? They may end their journey at the store, but they began their story on a farm. Our young farmers farmers are crucial to our future economy and wellbeing. Here are a few reasons why you should visit the YFC Area.
- Over the three Show days, the Young Farmers will take part in over fifty competitions which highlight the dedication and high standards shown by all competitors
- There are approximately 300 young farmers from Kent competing, aged from 10 years old to 26 years old
- Young Farmers is run by the members for the members
- They wake up at 4.00am each morning to prepare for showing. These will be the cleanest animals you will ever see.
- They are one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.
- Led by young people, for young people, Young Farmers’ Clubs provide their 25,000 members aged 10 to 26 with a unique opportunity to develop skills, work with their local communities, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.
These young people will one day be providing the food we eat and looking after the countryside we enjoy. So pop along to see a truly wonderful group of people from around the county showing cows, sheep, pigs and small animals.