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PERDIX and the next generation

PERDIX and the next generation

At Perdix, we are always looking for ways to promote the importance of the countryside, it's habitats and wildlife. For us, an important way of doing this is to support the younger members of the rural community, as they're the next generation and future custodians of the countryside and it's wildlife.

One of the ways we achieve this is by being involved with our local Young Farmers Club. The YFC is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK, dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.

Our nearest club is Stratford and Studley YFC. They are a thriving club with a large membership with ages ranging from 13 to 26, all of whom have an interest in many different aspects of agriculture, the countryside and rural life. As a club they take part in a varied competitions programme, organise a number of interesting farm visits, activities and charity and fundraising events. At Perdix we are only too happy to support these events through donations. Our Perdix caps were a hit when they were given out as raffle prizes at their annual quiz and fundraising night.

Some of the younger members of Stratford and Studley YFC are now proud owners of our Perdix caps

Being involved with these enthusiastic youngsters is a great way of encouraging them to engage with wildlife on their family farms. Quick and easy activities such as putting up nest boxes or providing supplemental food via farmland feeders, makes a big difference to farmland birds. Some of the young farmers go the extra mile and use camera traps to capture the wildlife species on their farms and also take part in wildlife surveys such as the Big Farmland Bird Count. 

We are very much looking forward to continuing our involvement with Stratford and Studley YFC and the younger generation of the countryside in the future.

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