The 2023 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year competition is due to kick off on July 12, showcasing emerging talent and career options in the region’s horticultural sector.
Organised through NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated, the competition will include participants from various horticultural sectors including kiwifruit and avocados. The event engages them in a series of practical and theoretical activities providing competition and a learning opportunity for the participants.
“The Bay of Plenty Young Grower is a fun-filled and challenging full day event in which contestants undertake a range of horticultural related theoretical and practical activities,” contestant liaison Bryce Morrison said.
To round off the day there will be a dinner where contestants participate in a speech competition and awards will be presented to the winners.
“The competitions have an emphasis on practical production (on or close to orchard/farm) skills and business skills associated with growing and industry knowledge.”
The winner will go on to represent the region in the national Young Grower of the Year competition held in Pukekohe later this year.
The competition takes place from July 12 at Mount Maunganui College, with a gala dinner and awards ceremony later that day.