Britain's first Young Farmers Club
This was the moment in 1921 when 19 teenagers joined a club that changed the face of farming in Britain. Not only did they help revolutionise milk production, the little Hemyock Calf Club also inspired the spread of young farmers clubs across Britain and abroad. Today there are nearly 600 clubs in England and Wales with 22,000 members, an achievement worth celebrating.
The Calf Club Centenary crowd funding campaign was launched following a BBC Spotlight South West programme on March 3. and with the release of a video by Hemyock film makers Jenny Parsons and Tim Martin.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Hemyock Calf Club was a brilliant idea from the management of the village milk factory. Milk production had fallen during the First World War and this was a fun solution, which caught across the UK
OUR CENTENARY PLANS
A beautiful bronze sculpture of a calf sited at the foot of Pencross Hill and a book about the first Calf Club and the origins of the Young Farmers Club movement are among plans being drawn up to mark the centenary.