Latvian Young Farmers share some recent news for the RYEurope blog…
Meeting up with English farmers
Last year during the summer we had 13 visitors from Devon YFC in England for a wonderful week experiencing the Latvian countryside, culture, habbits and meeting local farmers. It was our pleasure to show them around and to introduce our way of farming.
Now in March 2017, it was time for us to visit Devon. A group from Latvian Young Farmers’club visited Devon Young Farmers’ clubs to exchange experience, gain new knowledge and to get to know the way of farming in the UK. British young farmers are very well known for having an active rural youth organisation so this was a great chance for Latvians to learn.
Our delegation had the opportunity to participate in the Southern England’s annual convention involving about 800 young farmers and rural youth from all over the Southern England. A wonderful event to get great experience and to see a beautiful city.
In February 17, Latvian Young farmers’ club annual Congress took place in Jelgavas palace. Between the official reports and planning we also elected the board of the club. For the year 2017 the head of the board will be young farmer Karlis Ruks (first on left) , and his assistant – Lasma Lapina (in the middle). In the political field the interests of Latvian Young farmers will be represented by Maris Freimanis (second on left) and Reinis Lazdans (first on right), and the representative of youth politics will be Eriks Bite (second on right).
Young farmer ladies on the road!
On 4th on March a team of Latvian Young farmers for the first time took part in Latvian Womens’ day rally. Together in the event participated more than 700 cars, one of them – representing Latvian Young farmers! Our ladies, dressed up very colourfully, started the route from the southern part of Latvia. During the day they experienced different quests and tasks to solve, experienced extreme roads and challenges to find the right directions. The finish was in the capital Riga, where lovely suprises were made for all the ladies, including ice cream, flowers and a concert.
Proud to be Latvians, Proud to be farmers!