The Scottish Association of Young Farmers is a rural based Youth Organisation providing a social network for 14 to 30 years olds throughout Scotland. With over 80 Clubs throughout Scotland affiliated to the Association from as far North as Orkney to the Borders and Dumfries & Galloway in the south of Scotland there will be a Club near you.
SAYFC is unique to other Youth Organisations as it is a peer lead organisation in that the members play the key role in the decision-making at the various levels within the movement. The rock on which the Association is built is each Club and its Members.
The Association is lead and directed by the members themselves. Whilst there is a small staff structure to implement and administer the activities of the Association, the SAYFC is unique in that the National Office Bearers, Council, Regional and District committees are all made up of volunteers from within the membership. The amount of time and participation in this facet alone is immense and greatly appreciated. Add to this the volunteers who help the Association, Regions, Districts and Clubs with events, competitions and training it is clear that the SAYFC casts a net across many communities providing education, social integration and community participation to young people in rural areas of Scotland.