The HOPS team joined our NFYFC colleagues in Blackpool last weekend for Annual Convention and had an amazing time meeting YFC members and taking some fun pics! It was great to see so many in attendance enjoying themselves and contributing to the positive atmosphere inside the Winter Gardens.

Young Farmers have raised an incredible £50,000 for charity on their way to Blackpool this year travelling by foot, bicycle and even vintage tractors! A further £3,250 was also donated to the North West Air Ambulance, this was raised via a surcharge on each ticket sold!

The HOPS team also attended a very interesting Agri Big Ideas Brunch on the Saturday, featuring some hot topics; Brexit, labour supply, apprenticeships and succession. During the Brunch, young farmers were encouraged to log on to the Defra consultation website to share their views.

We loved seeing how creative members were with their costumes at the glow in the dark party and really enjoyed the set from Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark. There was an incredible close to the event by English rugby player James Haskell on Sunday night.