Oct 2016 18

A record number of Quiz teams, 107 in total consisting of 428 Cumbrian Young Farmers congregated at 15 village halls around the County on Monday evening to compete in the first round of their annual County Quiz competition.

As well as answering questions on general knowledge, the Question Masters also quizzed teams on their knowledge of the countryside, entertainment, sport and current affairs. This is the first of 5 fiercely fought eliminating rounds to find the best Junior and Senior Young Farmers Quiz team in the County. The next round will be held on Monday 10th October and if anyone would like to come along and watch, please phone the County Office on 01768 866550 for the list of venues.

Young Farmers also attended the Malvern Autumn Show to compete in the National Finals of the Cookery and Floral Art competitions. The cookery task was to prepare and display 4 dishes for a “Tomorrow’s World” themed dinner. Grayrigg YFC ‘s team of Kerry Stevens, Emily Armer and Ellie May Wilson worked hard to be placed 5th   out of 33 entrants. Greysouthen YFC and Raughton Head YFC were placed 17th and 18th respectively.

The Junior floral artists created a contemporary petit exhibit, entitled “The Digital Age”. Eleanor Fisher of Penrith YFC was placed a well- deserved 3rd, whilst Zoe Glendinning of Caldbeck YFC came a very respectable 5th.

In the Intermediate section Laura Potts of Caldbeck YFC and Emily Fisher of Penrith YFC were tasked with producing a contemporary hand tied bouquet, themed “The Space Age”. Laura’s creation was placed a creditable 12th and Emily’s bouquet was placed 16th.

Senior yfc member, Rebecca Knipe from Cartmel YFC was delighted to take 1st place with her “Into The Deep Ocean” themed underwater exhibit. Emily Agnew from Lamplugh YFC was placed 18th and Rosie Thompson from Caldbeck YFC was placed 27th in what proved to be a competition showcasing an exceptional level of creativity and skill.