A&P show will host young farmer con­test

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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