Meet the Team

County Chairperson

Holly Howell

chairman@lincsyfc.org.uk

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Vice County Chairperson

Charlotte Garbutt

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Vice County Chairpeson

Ed Middleton

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County Development

Kate Knight

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County President

Malcolm Hobson

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County Administrator

Jane Coulson

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Rally Chairman

Ed Middleton

Lincs Show Chairman

Megan Brookes

Competitions

Amy Stubbs

Social Chairman

Matt Denby

Stock Judging

Oliver Chapman

Treasurer

Charlie Barrett

Fundraising

Sarah Howseman

Development Chairman

Will Riggall

These are just a handful of the great team we have at Lincs YFC, there's too many to list!

We have a great group of co-ordinators who do all of the background work in YFC - whether its organising a competition, editing the County Handbook, or in charge of finding Trade Stands for our Annual County Rally. That's the beauty of Young Farmers, its lead by the members for the members.

County Chairman Profile - Holly

About me

27 years old, currently working as an Accounts Manager for a Letting Agency in Louth YFC 




Young Farmers History

Holly has been a member of Louth YFC for 12 happy years and can honestly say she has made friends and memories for life. During this time she has held the roles of Club Secretary, Club Chairman and Rally Chairman 2015 - and has now been lucky enough to reach her ultimate aim of County Chair. She took part in the 2018 National Senior Member of the Year competition and came 3rd.


Favourite YFC Memory

When Louth YFC were crowned Rally champions 2018. We have always dreamt of doing so but never thought this would be possible as our club has historically been quite small. We have grown in size and success immensely over the past few years and I am so proud of every one who made this possible - winning the county rally was the cherry on top!!”



















County Vice Chairman - Ed

About me

I'm a member of Spilsby young farmers and county vice and rally chairman. I live just outside Spilsby. Farming has been in the family for generations, and its definety in my blood. Pedigree livestock is my main passion outside of young farmers, I run pedigree herds of Lincoln Red and Limousin cattle which I show all over the country in the summer months. I also sit on the Lincoln Red council as the young farmers rep.





Young Farmers History

I joined Spilsby eight years ago and in that time elected for numerous rolls within the club including program secretary and social secretary and also chairman last year. Also last year I took on my first county roll in the form of stock judging ordinator which I really enjoyed. I'm very excited for this coming year as vice chairman and very much looking forward to organising the 2019 Rally.




Favourite YFC Memory

My first AGM in Blackpool!




County Development Officer Profile - Kate

About me

I’m the Strategic Development Manager for Lincs YFC, having started in June.  I’m a farm manager’s wife, married to Rob and live in the Lincolnshire Wolds.  I am also a qualified Riding Instructor/Coach and teach a variety of adults and children on their own horse or pony including those in pony club and riding clubs.  In my spare time (ha ha!!)  I run a self-catering holiday cottage near Woodhall Spa, compete my own horse Purdey in dressage and eventing, ski and have two doggies a Labrador (Digger) and a border terrier (Bunty)!  

Young Farmers History

Not much as I am relatively new to it, but learning fast!!

Favourite YFC Memory

So far……..  Meeting lots of lovely YFC members at the County Rally and Lincolnshire Show. Being interviewed to talk about all the great things that YFC does by Lincs FM and finding myself at Lincoln Cathedral with some super YFC members at the County Harvest Festival!!! 

County Administrator - Jane

About Me

I am the County Administrator for Lincolnshire YFC. I have previously worked for Lincs YFC on a couple of occasions covering maternity leave. 

I am married to David, a farmer, and we have two daughters. As a family we breed pedigree and commercial cattle and sheep. We have pedigree Hereford and British Blue cattle which we have shown, with much success, at Lincolnshire Show, Newark Show, Bakewell Show and the Great Yorkshire Show. 

We have a small flock of Dutch Spotted Sheep, they are a new breed into this country and we are very excited about their potential. We look forward to our first lambs in Spring 2019.

Young Farmers history

I was a member of Corringham Young Farmers when I was (much) younger and then I became a member of Market Rasen Young Farmers where I made many lifelong friends and participated in various competitions.






Favourite Young Farmers Memory

My favourite memory from young farmers is the fact that I met my husband whilst I was a member and we have just celebrated our 30th Wedding anniversary.

County President Profile - Malcolm

About me

I’m very proud of my Lincolnshire roots, being born and reared on the Lincolnshire fen land halfway between Boston and Horncastle.  On leaving school I joined my parents on the family farm and alongside my brother we have seen steady growth of our arable farm to the 1000 acres we farm today.  In addition we also contract farm another 750 acres.  My wife and I have one son who is at Riseholme College studying Agriculture and I’m hoping he too will join the business in the long term.   

Young Farmers History

I joined Coningsby Young Farmers in 1977 and thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club.  The social life was second to none and I have such great memories of our exchange visits to Launceston and Talybont, as well as the AGMs in Blackpool and Bournemouth.  We had great success in the Tug of War competitions at that time and the Public Speaking competitions have put me in good stead in fulfilling the role of Best Man and also Chairmanship roles in other organisations.  I’m still on the advisory committee for Coningsby Young Farmers and support them whenever I can.   

Favourite YFC Memory

Well that’s a hard one to answer as there are just so many.  I especially enjoyed the cabarets that we put on after the annual Dinner and Dance at the Golf Hotel in Woodhall.  We had so many laughs in our practice sessions on the run up to the night.   However, I guess my overall favourite would be the parachute jump we did to raise funds for a defibrillator for our local doctor’s surgery.   I’ve never been so scared in my life before I jumped but it was completely exhilarating and a great opportunity to do something I would never have considered doing had I not been involved in YFC