CUMBRIA young farmers held their Annual General Meeting on November 6. Always held on the first Friday in November that is where the similarity to past meetings ended. It was apparent several months ago, despite the relaxing of certain covid-19 regulations that the annual get together to celebrate and review the young farmer year would not be able to take place in person at The George Hotel as is usually the case.

Although zoom meetings are now the norm for the young farmers and they have adapted in true, resilient style, the planning and organisation of the zoom AGM did not leave anything to chance with several practice runs by the top table prior to the day!

Cumbria YFC County President and chair of the AGM, Mrs Judith Emmott did an excellent job of steering the proceedings and she was delighted to see so many young farmers, past and present in attendance from the comfort of their own sofas and kitchen tables.

Judith’s report captured her delight at being elected President of such a great youth organisation and also her pride in what the young farmers had achieved in this, their most difficult year.She commented that in spite of the restrictions imposed on the young farmers what they had achieved was incredible.