ROBBIE Tuer's dedication to Cumbria Young Farmers movement and his passion for fundraising and supporting the community saw him capture a much-coveted national award.

Robbie the current Cumbria YFC chairman, faced stiff competition to win the Senior Member of the Year 2022, after competing at county, area and national.

Robbie also won the Sidney Fawcett trophy at the NFYFC national competition finals and 90th annual meeting held in Warwickshire, last weekend.

This award was for making the greatest contribution to the 90th Annual General Meeting for his comments on the motion about encouraging YFCs to source and promote local British produce for their events.

“I’m always proud to represent Cumbria Young Farmers and am an advocate of promoting the National Federation Of Young Farmers to a broader demographic of people. It was an honour to represent my home county and also Northern Area against six other finalists. To come away with the Senior Member of the Year trophy was the cherry on top of the cake that has been my time in YFC so far.”

Robbie, a member of Raughton Head YFC and an account manager with Aspatria Farmers, has great plans for his remaining seven months in office and is keen to give back to the organisation that has helped him achieve so much. He is currently exploring ways in which a broader demographic can become involved in British agriculture. He hopes to collaborate with Multicultural Cumbria to explore and encourage young people of all ethnicities into agricultural groups such as young farmers.

Robbie said “I believe there is a gap between agricultural communities and ethnic minorities across Cumbria and the United Kingdom and I would like to address this. The work I undertake will be trialled in Cumbria initially with a view to rolling it out at a national level over the coming years.

“It’s imperative that we promote the Young Farmers organisation to a broader demographic of people and educate the public about not only YFC but British Agriculture in general. I hope to work in collaboration with NFYFC to find ways of educating young people in rural and urban schools and colleges about YFC and British Agriculture and create training modules for people to do this at area, county or club level.”