DESPITE the occasional technical blip, the young farmers taking part in the County Final of the Inter Situations Vacant Competition via zoom competed at an exceptionally high standard.

The six finalists were interviewed for jobs of their own choosing which included; a child learning and family play practitioner, a local council candidate, an HR support apprentice, an assistant dairy herdsperson, a specialist diagnostic radiographer and an accounts assistant.

The judges for the evening, Alison Sisson and Kevin Batty enjoyed their role as interviewers and were suitably impressed with their young farmer interviewees.

The results of the competition were as follows with the top three competitors going forward to compete at the Northern Area Weekend hosted by Northumbria YFC which will take place on February 27 and 28 via zoom:

1st – Ben Cooper, Lowick

2nd – Amy Bowness, Greysouthen

3rd – Mark-Lucas Winspear, Skelton

4th – William Longmire, Lowick

5th – Abigail Marston YFC, Raughton Head

6th – Eve Bland YFC, Kent Estuary

Judge Alison Sisson said: “Congratulations to all six finalists. The standard was incredibly high and all of the competitors deserve congratulations. I am so pleased Cumbria YFC are keeping their competitions and activities going during this difficult time”.

Meanwhile, Grayrigg YFC were chosen as the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, Club of the Month for January. The club have continued holding monthly Zoom meetings, as well as mini competitions on Facebook and helping in the community.