A MEMBER of Orleton YFC was elected chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs Competitions Steering Group at the weekend.

Michael Lewis (pictured) was elected at the federation's council meeting at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) is one of the largest youth organisations in the UK.

It heads a nationwide body of 659 Young Farmers Clubs (YFCs) located throughout England and Wales, dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside.

Their memberships comprise 22,100 members aged from 10 to 26 and they provide a unique opportunity for members to develop skills, work with the local community, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.