YOUNG farmers are rooting out old friends to help spread word of their activities.
The Northumberland Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFC) has re-launched the Young Northumbrian newsletter to keep members up to date with its work across the county.
And in addition to the quarterly publication, the group has set up a Young Northumbrian Yearbook to post to all 475 members.
The book features club reports, events round-ups, member celebrations and profiles, and to ensure the annual is self-sufficient a new Friends of Northumberland YFC scheme has been established.
The initiative enables past and present members, their families and friends to support the yearbook, as well as individual clubs of their choice.
Northumberland YFC County Chairman Claire Fairbank said: “Young farmers offers so much to so many people — the Friends of Northumberland scheme is an opportunity for people to give something back to YFC by securing the future of the Young Northumbrian and helping out a club they are, or have been, involved with, all for less than 30p per week.”
Club members decided to revive the newsletter in a new electronic form, and were able to pick up extra skills as they worked on both the quarterly and annual publications.
Claire said: “The process of designing and publishing the newsletters and yearbook has enabled members to learn and experience new skills, such as design, journalism, marketing and public relations.
“We saw it as a great opportunity to communicate key messages and news, keeping articles fun and interesting so they are as appealing as possible to members.”
For more information about the Young Northumbrian or Friends scheme visit www.theyoungnorthumbrian.co.uk or call Northumberland YFC on 01661 872562.