YOUNG farmers from the Tarka group are currently heavily involved with competitions and organising entertainment, says group secretary Jenny Ashton.
She reports: "Most Tarka clubs are practising their performances for the entertainments competition. This sees young farmers create a 30-minute performance in which they show off as many skills as they can – singing, dancing, gymnastics, music.
"In between entertainment practices, we have had the county round of just a minute competition. This is a competition where you have to speak about a topic for a minute without hesitating, deviating or repeating yourself.
"The junior team came second. The team consisted of Sophie Grills, Bradley Howells, Charles Mill and Ben Hutchings. Sophie and Bradley were selected for the South West Area competition and Ben was selected to be reserve, so a big well done to all of them.
"We have also competed in the Devon YFC disco dancing competition where we came second place – I must add we were one point off first place!
"A big thank you to Jessica Squire from Winkleigh YFC for teaching us our moves, and also Cindy Squire for making the boys' costumes.
"Now disco dancing is out the way, we are warming up for the Devon YFC choir singing competition."
Tarka group consists of six clubs: Bradworthy, Buckland Brewer, Clawton, Lewdown, Winkleigh and Woolsery. If anyone is interested in joining a club, then please call 07814 259493 or Gemma Marsden on 07402 802776 for more details.