The AgriKids and FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year Grand Finals will be run online despite the FMG Young Farmer of the Year cancellation.
NZ Young Farmers CEO Lynda Coppersmith says the team worked extremely hard to reformat the two competitions for primary school aged children and secondary school students following Government announcements around events and mass gatherings on March 16th.
The two competitions were moved online with two phases which enabled AgriKids and FMG JR YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR contestants for Aorangi, Tasman and Otago Southland to still compete and winners to be selected.
“The competitions in this format were extremely successful and I want to thank the teachers, supervisors and students involved for taking part,” Lynda says.
“We have been able to really utilise technology and prove NZ Young Farmers, it’s members and sponsors are adaptable and resilient to what life throws our way!”
This has set a pathway to also allow the respective Grand Finals to be hosted online which the NZ Young Farmers team and sponsors are working closely together to organise.
We will release more information on this in the coming days so stay tuned.
Also lastly, a huge congratulations to all our AgriKids and FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year teams who have made it this far!