A&P show will host young farmer contest
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty National Bank Young Farmer Contest is being held next Saturday, March 5, and Central Waikato will be ably represented by Matamata’s Tim Van de Molen and Mike Edwards.
The pair, both members of the Piarere Young Farmers Club, earned the right to represent the area after coming first and second at the district final in January.
They will be competing against each other and six young farmers from the region for the opportunity to represent Waikato-Bay of Plenty at July’s grand final in Masterton.
The regional final, held in conjunction with the Morrinsville A&P show, is split into two parts.
Firstly, a practical day session beginning at 8am at the Morrinsville A&P showgrounds where the finalists will complete a range of farming-related activities. The second half is a gameshow style night at Morrinsville College to test their agricultural and general knowledge and will start at 7pm. Entry to the showgrounds is $8 for an adult, $4 for children (13 to 16 years), under 12s free or $20 for a family (two adults, two children).
Food and drink will be able.
The day will also feature an Agrikids event, where children from schools in the area will com-
avail- pete in an event modelled on the young farmer contest.
For the second year running the Waikato/Bay of Plenty regional final will be televised as part of the Road to Young Farmers series which screens on Channel 7, showcasing each of the seven regional finals as a build up and background to the grand final.