It's a new FMG Young Farmer of the Year Contest season with District Contest and Skills Days about to take place – and everyone is being asked to 'Have a Go'.
A campaign has been launched by NZ Young Farmers to all of rural New Zealand to tune in to the FMG Young Farmer of the Year this Sunday to show through ratings the importance of showcasing agriculture on New Zealand television.
Mid Canterbury Farmer Athol New has tonight been named the 48th FMG Young Farmer of the Year – after performing strongly across all sections of the country’s preeminent rural contest.
It was tough, mind grinding and mentally challenging on day one of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year with contestants asked to complete a number of technical challenges.
The CEO of New Zealand Young Farmers is defending TVNZ's decision to screen the FMG Young Farmer of the Year a week later following criticism from a leading agricultural broadcaster.
The tension is building among the seven grand finalists for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year before their epic showdown in Timaru next week – with a Mainlander tipped to be the hot favourite.
With just over ten days to go until the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final contestants are intensely studying for what they know will be the fight of their life.
Brand new Young Farmer of the Year trophy unveiled