THIS month Farmer delves into our archives to feature former highs of Cumbria Young Farmers Clubs.

Last year saw all the Cumbria Young Farmers Field Days cancelled as were all their night doo's. However, club members were able to join in a virtual one from home thanks to Lake District Radio, who provided dance music and young farmers favourites, all whilst having a few drinks and being together on Zoom.

And young farmers went one step further when they were determined not to let the cancellation of field days amid the coronavirus pandemic dampen their spirits as they threw themselves into a virtual event which was held instead.

Fourteen different classes - from biscuit decoration through to poetry - tested participants’ innovation, initiative and creativity.

The idea for the virtual event was borne out of a desire to involve the county’s young farmers in some elements of the cancelled field days despite the restrictions on gatherings and movement imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Participants had to email their entries in. The photos were then collated and emailed out to the judges, who placed the top five in each class.

Competitions included one in which young farmers had to write an acrostic poem using the word ‘isolation’.