CUMBRIA Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (Cumbria YFC) received a welcome boost this week in the shape of a £20,000 grant.

The awarding of the annual Cumbria County Council grant has been described as a vital contribution to the young farmer finances, and will ensure the continuation of activities, competitions, training and events for the county's 1,500 young farmers aged 10-26.

Chief Officer, Joanne Mills commented “We are very grateful to Cumbria County Council for the support they have given and continue to give Cumbria YFC over many years. The awarding of the grant recognises the importance that Cumbria YFC plays in the training and development of the young people of Cumbria and will help us to continue our work making a difference to the lives of the county’s young farmers."

Cumbria YFC activities have been on hold during lockdown, but young farmers have stayed in touch holding a variety of virtual competitions and events via social media.Young farmers are also taking part in Helen Millican’s Thursday evening show on BBC Radio Cumbria with two clubs highlighted fortnightly. Anyone wishing to become a young farmer should contact County Office on 01768866550 or for more details..