Old crop con­test is back

Stratford Press - - News -

A crop com­pe­ti­tion which brought tro­phies back life af­ter more than 70 years, is back for an­other year.

Taranaki Fed­er­ated Farm­ers’ Turnip and Fod­der beet com­pe­ti­tion was re-es­tab­lished in 2017 af­ter the tro­phies were found in a cup­board — some dat­ing back to the early 1930s.

The com­pe­ti­tion was put on hold last year due to the drought.

The Turnip Cup was first awarded to J Phillips in 1933 Some tro­phies in the New Ply­mouth of­fice date back to 1929, in­clud­ing a cup for best car­rots in North Taranaki, won by J H Paulger in 1934. ●The com­pe­ti­tion is open to all Taranaki farm­ers.To en­ter, email Jessie on Taranaki@fed­farm.org.nz.

En­tries close Jan­uary 25, 2019.

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