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Gareth McKerchar

Age: 25
Occupation: Agri Manager, Ravensdown
Club: Pleasant Point Young Farmers
25-year-old Gareth McKerchar is living his dream by balancing office work and on-farm duties. As an Agri-Manager for Ravensdown, he travels across Canterbury High-Country and the Waitaki Valley, recommending fertilisers to farmers. 

Gareth's varied experiences, from irrigated dairy farms to high-country stations are preparing him for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final. With a Bachelor of Agriculture and a passion for learning, he's eager to tackle the challenges ahead. Growing up on a family farm in Fairlie, Gareth always knew he wanted to be part of the agricultural industry and now aims to make a mark.
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My Grand Final Timetable

Thursday 11 July

7:15am - 2:00pm: Technical Day (closed event)
4:45pm - 6.30pm: Opening Ceremony, The Barn, Brooklyn Road, Claudelands, Hamilton

Friday 12 July

7.30am - 3pm: Practical Day, Claudelands Oval
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5pm - 9pm: Speeches & Junior Awards, 
Heaphy Room, Claudelands
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Saturday 13 July
5:00pm - Late: Grand Final Evening Show, Globox Arena, Claudelands
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Watch: Get to know Gareth

“I’m entering the Grand Final with a mindset to win, but at the same time to learn something new. It’s a big opportunity to put yourself forward and create a bit of a personal brand for yourself.” 

"We're all role models, everyone who's involved in the sector has the opportunity to inspire others towards the sector and be a role model. Farmers are a bloody awesome group of people."


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