YOUNG farmers from Tavistock and Okehampton displayed a rich crop of skills in the Devon YFC show tent. This year the theme was the '100th anniversary of the start of the First World War' and the West Devon clubs rose to the occasion. Tavistock YFC members took second prize for their excellent display in the best decorated stand which included an ornate floral display, a beautifully decorated cake and an eyecatching interpretation of the iconic Field Marshal Kitchener poster 'Your Country Needs You.' Okehampton YFC were flying high as well after coming second in their craft skill class with their First World War aircraft — decked out in distinctive Devon green and white colours. Sarah Bellow, Devon YFCs competition chairman, told the Times: 'We have had more than a 1,000 entries ranging from flowers, crafts, photography and livestock from 38 clubs including Okehampton, Tavistock, Chagford and Cheriton Bishop. They are all of a very high standard.' Sarah, along with others, has been working since Sunday on the marquee and their efforts were rewarded with a top class display. She said: 'The Devon Show is a fantastic way to show the public what Young Farmers can do and the many talents they have. The event here today is just one of the many activities that young people aged from 10 to 26 can enjoy together with the many social activities that makes it a fun club to join.' Playing an active part in the display was Emily Sizmur from Bridestowe who is a member of the Cheriton and Tedburn YFC. Emily, aged 17, has through the YFC displayed her photographic skills in their competition and her developing talent has enabled her to start up her own photographic business — Emily Fleur Photography. 'I love photography and being a member of Young Farmers has helped me practise my photography and enter competitions as well as go to places I wouldn't normally go. Without the YFC it just wouldn't be the same.'
Rich crop of talents from Young Farmers
Tuesday 27th May 2014 10:00 pm