Future farmers gearing up to compete in Auckland

Posted by on 29 April 2013 | Comments

In just over two weeks the future generation of young farmers will be put through their paces at the Grand Final for the AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg Competitions held at Kumeu Showgrounds Auckland, Friday 17th May. 

Under the Young Farmers family, AgriKidsNZ is a national club aimed at promoting agriculture to primary school age children and TeenAg is a network of clubs throughout New Zealand designed for high school students.

From the seven Regional Finals the top three teams from each competition have made their way through to the Grand Final where they will be tested on all things farming.

The first round involves the 21 teams from around the country attempting to complete seven ten-minute modules, a written exam, and an orienteering challenge. They will be judged by not only completing the tasks in the allotted time, but the quality of their workmanship as well.

The top seven teams from the AgriKidsNZ & TeenAg Competitions with the combined highest scores will go through to compete in their respective Race-Off which includes all sorts of agricultural and not-so-agricultural tasks to be revealed on the day.

“All the competitors are really excited. They are contending for some great prizes like toy tractors, Warriors jerseys, clothing, and, of course, the 2013 Champion title”, commented Josie Hampton, AgriKidsNZ & TeenAg Project Leader.

The AgriKidsNZ & TeenAg Competitions are being held alongside the 2013 ANZ Young Farmer Contest Grand Final, be sure to catch all the action Friday 17May at the Kumeu Showgrounds in Auckland.

The gates open bright and early at 7.00am and entry is a gold coin donation. The AgriKidsNZ & TeenAg competition modules begin at 8.00am and conclude with the prize-giving at 2.00pm.

For more information contact

Chelsea Blair
NZYF Communications Coordinator  
P: 03 303 3059 E: chelsea.blair@youngfarmers.co.nz