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YFCU Central Committees

There are four Central Committees Programmes and Development (P&D) Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Travel and Wellbeing and Development

How to have your voice heard:

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA)

How is AERA formed? 

The Executive have the right to form Sub-Committees as needed from time to time. AERA is annually reformed.

 

What are the aims of the committee?

  • Responding to agricultural, rural and environmental legislation and policy

  • Giving a voice to young people in regards to rural, agricultural and environmental policy making

  • Overseeing the actions of the DAERA funding platform

  • Developing and providing agricultural educational and training opportunities including; Farm Safety, Agri-Conference, Farm Walks etc

  • Working alongside government and industry to give members information relating to rural and agricultural education, training and employment opportunities

  • Organising the Agri- trip for members

  • Organising the Bi-Annual YFCU Agri Food Conference

 

How can members have their voice heard?

Individual informs their club reps who take the matter to County Level. The County Reps then take the issue to Executive Level.

Committee Structure:

AERA Chairperson, Ian Walker

 

PROGRAMME AND DEVELOPMENT (P&D)

 

How is P&D formed?

The Executive have the right to form Sub-Committees as needed from time to time. P&D is annually reformed. 

 

What are the aims of the committee?

  • Work alongside staff to develop programmes and competitions. Quality assure this work and make suggestions for improvement

  • Review issues raised at Executive and make suggestions for improvement

  • Review new competitions and training options and sponsorship options as requested by the Executive or staff

  • Discuss ideas brought by County Structures and if appropriate make suggestions to the Executive

 

How can members have their voice heard?

Individual members inform their club reps who take the matter to County Level. The County Reps then take the issue to Executive Level

Committee structure:

 

P&D Chairperson, Kaitlyn Martin

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Wellbeing & Development

Members volunteer to join the Wellbeing & Development sub committee and meet a number of times across the club year. One staff member also attends meetings to assist with any administrative tasks required.

The committee focuses on their strategic direction and discusses how best to support members mental health and wellbeing.

Under the Wellbeing & Development committee, there are a number of trained YFSeesYou Ambassadors. These members volunteer to undertake training to be able to conduct talks for clubs/ members across Northern Ireland to help address and normalise discussions on wellbeing and mental health.

Working Group structure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellbeing & Development Chairperson, Linzi Stewart

Travel

The Travel committee was formed to further support the exchange opportunities for members and generate new travel opportunities. The committee meets a number of times across the club year. One staff member also attends meetings to assist with any administrative tasks required.

The committee are responsible for liaising and sourcing hosts for incoming exchanges, selecting those wishing to go on exchange and rally and should be a contact point of IFYE and YFA organisations.

Working Group structure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson, Hannah Kirkpatrick.

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