A new online networking platform to connect Young Farmers across Scotland launched today.
The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC) say its Connect service will provide information on clubs, events, and job vacancies.
It will also act as a portal for potential supporters, including former club members, to register their support for activities including being a judge for contests, a cattle dressing coach or a club adviser.
“With a drop in participation for many SAYFC competitions, support for our individual clubs has never been more imperative,” said SAYFC chief executive Penny Montgomerie.
“Within our strategic planning, the association plan to prioritise having a well-managed hold on members’ development and engagement.
“Therefore it’s vital, through this platform, that we increase engagement for our alumni programme and improve support for our members.”
SAYFC national vice-chairman, Gemma Bruce, said SAYFC Connect would be an excellent way to showcase all things Young Farmers.
She added: “There will be a channel within SAYFC Connect for external organisations to promote jobs vacancies, external events – and to recruit volunteers.
“This is a very exciting time for all at SAYFC, bridging the gap between sector organisations and past members with the grassroots Young Farmers of the country.”