District contest action to wow South Otago showgoers

Posted by on 14 November 2018 | Comments

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The race to find the next FMG Young Farmer of the Year will step up a gear at the South Otago A&P Show.

The event on November 24th will host the Otago District Contest.

It’s the final qualifying round for the high-profile Otago/Southland Regional Final.

NZ Young Farmers (NZYF) members will go head-to-head in modules testing their practical and theoretical skills.

“The event is a real crowd-pleaser and is well worth a look for anyone visiting the show,” said NZYF territory manager Amber Mitchell.

“Competitors could be required to do anything from shearing a sheep, to budgeting, fencing or even cooking the perfect snack.’’

The top four place-getters in the fast-paced event will secure spots in the regional final on February 16th in Milton.

The first four finalists were decided at the Southland District Contest in Riverton last month.

They are Matt McRae, Allen Gregory, Jacob Mackie and Zac Thomas.

The Otago/Southland Regional Final will also see the skills of school students tested in the AgriKidsNZ and FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year regional finals.

Entries have just opened for both events.