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Wales YFC are encouraging members to get their entries in for the chance to win £1000 through the Wales YFC Agricultural Bursary, in association with the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.

The bursary is open to current or past Wales YFC members between 16 & 30 years old, who have an idea to improve or develop a new or existing agricultural venture.

Speaking on behalf of the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales, Bryan Marsh said; “The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales is again delighted to provide an award in conjunction with the Wales Young Farmers Clubs. One of our principal aims is to foster and encourage young people in Wales and what better than in the important industry of farming.”

The winner of the competition in 2013 was Rebecca Morris, a past member of Llangollen YFC in Clwyd. Rebecca’s floral design business won her the award and the prize money enabled her to develop her business by setting up an office next to her home and advertising at local wedding fayres. As her business progresses she hopes to create a website where potential clients will be able to see her ever-growing portfolio. Rebecca said; “I would really urge anyone involved in a farming background to apply for this award as I am both a farmer’s wife and a farmer’s daughter and by setting up this business it allows me time to help out on the farm.”

Iwan Thomas, Wales YFC’s Rural Affairs Chairman added; “The Wales YFC Agricultural Bursary is a great opportunity for a young person to gain support to help secure their future in the rural economy.”

The closing date for entries is 24th June. For more information and to receive an application form please contact Sarah Price and the Wales YFC Centre on 01982 553502 or sarah.price@yfc-wales.org.uk

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