Sixth Grand Finalist named

Posted by on 9 April 2016 | Comments




Logan Wallace is the sixth Grand Finalist to be named in the 2016 FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

Logan is a 26 year old Sheep and Beef Farm Manager from Gore, who took first place at the Otago/Southland Regional Final in Wyndham on 9 April 2016.

Mr Wallace went home with a prize pack worth over $10,000 including cash, scholarships and products and services from FMG, Massey University, Ravensdown, Meridian Energy, AGMARDT, Silver Fern Farms, Honda, STIHL and Vodafone.  Logan also won the Meridian Energy Agri-knowledge Challenge.

Competing in his third Regional Final, Logan looks to take out the FMG Young Farmer of the Year title in 2016.

The Grand Final will take place in Timaru, 7 – 9 July, where the 7 finalists will battle it out for the Grand Champion’s title.  This year's Grand Final prize pack is $162,200.

The Otago/Southland Regional Final featured a strong group of contestants with plenty of knowledge and talent on display. The eight contestants were put through their paces in a variety of challenging modules touching on all aspects of farming from practical hands-on tasks to theory and business components.

Second place went to Nigel Woodhead (28) from the Tokomairiro Club.

Third place went to Sam Hodsell (23) from the Thornbury Club, who also won the AGMARDT Agri-business Challenge.

The Ravensdown Agri-skills Challenge and Silver Fern Farms Agri-sports Challenge were won by Lyndon Wallace.

The Massey University Agri-growth Challenge was won by Allen Gregory.

Alongside the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Practical Day events New Zealand’s future farmers were in competition too in TeenAg and AgriKids competitions.

The top three teams from AgriKids and top two teams from TeenAg competitions will compete at the Grand Final in Timaru, 7- 9 July.

The TeenAg competition was taken out by Peter McLeish and Carl Lindsay from Central Southland College.

The AgriKids competition was won by Ella Zwagerman, Renee Zwagerman and Scarlett Hopcroft from Southland Girls High School.

The 2016 FMG Young Farmer of the Year features seven Regional Finals culminating in the Grand Final.