Young farmer takes charge

Pride Awards: Kettering: Wicksteed Park, Pride in Northants Awards 'Young Achievers Award 'l-r Host of the awards, actor Nitin Ganatra, winner Milly Wastie,   sponsor Alison Tye (TACT) ''Friday 28th  September 2012
Pride Awards: Kettering: Wicksteed Park, Pride in Northants Awards 'Young Achievers Award 'l-r Host of the awards, actor Nitin Ganatra, winner Milly Wastie, sponsor Alison Tye (TACT) ''Friday 28th September 2012
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A WOMAN from the Daventry area has been elected as the national chairman of Young Farmers’ Clubs.

Milly Wastie, 27 and from Yelvertoft, was voted into the lead position during elections that were held on Sunday.

She will represent the views of 25,000 members from across England and Wales.

During her year as chairman, Milly plans to lead on a rural road safety campaign to educate members on the risks of driving in rural areas. The campaign recently helped her to win a Young Achievers’ Award in the recent Pride of Northamptonshire Awards.

Milly said: “I am thoroughly looking forward to representing the 25,000 members. I want to be able to give back what I have already achieved within YFC.

“It is a huge honour to be elected and something I never thought I could achieve from my humble upbringings. I am incredibly proud and will do all that I can to provide opportunities for the membership.”

Milly, who is also the East Midlands regional manager for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, said she would focus on bringing the clubs and counties of the 80-year-old 
organisation closer together and attracting new members.

She will be responsible for leading on the overall policy for the federation, continuing the development and leadership of YFCs to meet the needs of members and developing the status and image of YFC to the outside world.