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NFU Mutual Nurtures the Next Generation of Devon Young Farmers

NFU Mutual Nurtures the Next Generation of Devon Young Farmers

Former members of the Devon Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs who are now working for NFU Mutual have been supporting the next generation of young farmers.

Devon YFC held their second annual show and sale of cattle at Exeter Market on Wednesday 25th April, with clubs and groups from all over the county showing their cows, beef, sheep and pigs.

NFU Mutual Tiverton sponsored the Overall Devon YFC Champion Beef out of a Dairy Animal, which was awarded to Martin Westcott from Culm Valley YFC.

NFU Mutual Assistant Agent, Caroline Trude, was heavily involved with Devon YFC from an early age, firstly as a member of Whimple & Broadclyst YFC and moving on to become Devon YFC Chairman in 2015.

Caroline explained:

“I’ve been involved with Devon YFC since I was 15 years old, so I understand the invaluable support that the clubs provide to nurture talent amongst young farmers.

“NFU Mutual wants to inspire the next generation of farmers and promote best practice, so we are always keen to get involved, particularly at a local level, giving back to the clubs that supported us.”

Having grown up on and still helping on her family farm in East Devon, Devon YFC inspired Caroline to pursue a career in the industry and, after working in the farm office of a local veterinary practice, she joined NFU Mutual in 2016.

As well as sponsoring the prize at the show and sale, NFU Mutual Tiverton were on hand to offer advice on insurance needs and to answer farming queries, as well as providing guidance to local young farmers.

Emily Mills, Senior Agent at NFU Mutual Tiverton added:

“I was a member of Chittlehampton YFC and learnt so much about the industry, such as farm safety, good practice and careers in farming, as well as connecting with other like-minded people.

“In supporting the next generation of farming talent, NFU Mutual is helping to futureproof the industry and ensure that farming in the region and across the UK continues to thrive.”

For more information about NFU Mutual, visit To speak to NFU Mutual Tiverton about your farm, business or personal insurance needs, call 01884 253550.

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