FMG Young Farmer
Seven national finalists will battle it out over three days for the prestigious title.
The trio also scored highest in the Modules and the Agriquiz, taking three of the top awards at the Grand Final awards evening.
This month Emma Poole became the first woman to be named Young Farmer of the Year.
Far south comes up trumps after two days of challenges.
Emma Poole breaks through the grass ceiling to win the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest.
Contestants will be tested on their practical skills as well as general knowledge at the AgriKids NZ Grand Final.
A young veterinary student says winning the Taranaki Manawatū FMG Young Farmer of the Year was something he didn’t expect.
Waikato Bay of Plenty FMG Young Farmer of the Year gives credit to her upbringing for setting her up with the skills she has today.
Hailing from the West Coast, Nick O’Connor is representing the Tasman region as he battles it out with his brother.
One thing Southland’s FMG Young Farmer of the Year is keen to improve in the industry is how farmers talk about mental health and wellbeing.
"Whatever happens, I can be proud of the effort I’ve put in over the years. I’m going to go out knowing that I gave it my all."
Growing up on his family’s west coast dairy farm, Aorangi representative Peter O’Connor always knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer.
The cyclone may have put a spanner in the works, but a Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer says it’s not going to stop him putting his best foot forward at the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final.
Twenty-eight FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year competitors will also compete for a national title, along with 63 AgriKidsNZ competitors from across the country.