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FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Grand Final Season 56

Hamilton
11 - 13 July 2024


Welcome to the 2024 FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final! 

Get ready for an electrifying showdown as the best and brightest young farmers from across the nation compete for the ultimate title! 

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Our Contest Sponsor Family

Meet our Grand Finalists

 This iconic event is the culmination of months of preparation, with contestants facing a range of challenges designed to test their skills, knowledge, and resilience.

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The Challenges

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Agri-Sports

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Agri-Knowledge

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Agri-Skills

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Agri-Business

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Community Footprint

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What's on over Grand Final

 


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Thursday: Opening Ceremony

All Contestants, Volunteers and Supporters are invited to the opening ceremony. It's a great way to meet everyone and get excited about the weekend ahead! 

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Friday: Practical Day

Come along for all the action! AgriKidsNZ, FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year and FMG Young Farmer of the Year Contestants compete alongside each other through their practical challenges.

 

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Friday Night: Speeches and Junior Awards

Friday we celebrate our AgriKidsNZ and FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year Contestants with the Face-Off Quiz and awards. We also hear the FMG Young Farmer of the Year speeches. 

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Saturday Night: Grand Final Awards

The grand finale! It's going to be an awesome night as we enjoy the famous Buzzer Quiz, celebrate all things Young Farmers, and find out who will be our Season 56 FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

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Thursday: Opening Ceremony

All Contestants, Volunteers and Supporters are invited to the opening ceremony. It's a great way to meet everyone and get excited about the weekend ahead! 

View Event Info

Friday: Practical Day

Come along for all the action! AgriKidsNZ, FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year and FMG Young Farmer of the Year Contestants compete alongside each other through their practical challenges.

 

View Event Info

Friday Night: Speeches and Junior Awards

Friday we celebrate our AgriKidsNZ and FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year Contestants with the Face-Off Quiz and awards. We also hear the FMG Young Farmer of the Year speeches. 

View Event Info

Saturday Night: Grand Final Awards

The grand finale! It's going to be an awesome night as we enjoy the famous Buzzer Quiz, celebrate all things Young Farmers, and find out who will be our Season 56 FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

View Event Info

Join the Livestream!

Can't make it to Hamilton to see who will be crowned our Season 56  FMG Young Farmer of the Year? Join our live stream! We'll be live from 6pm, Saturday 13 July.

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Our Grand Final Convenor

Ash Bell

Grand Final Season 55 Convenor

Ash is a member of Pendarves Young Farmers and heads up the volunteer team behind the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final for Season 55.

"We're very honoured to be hosting Season 55 FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in Timaru. It’s a great way to showcase the Aorangi Region and all the best parts we have to offer! Mid and South Canterbury are a large part of the Agricultural Industry in New Zealand so being able to host in the area is a great way to get locals involved and put our own twist on things."

Ash Bell

Grand Final Season 55 Convenor

What are you most looking forward to at the Grand Final? 

I am most excited for practical day to see everyone out on site doing their thing in the modules, head-to-head and agri sports. We have some great challenges in store for contestants to really test their practical farming skills while being an ambassador for their given regions.

Ash Bell

Grand Final Season 55 Convenor

Tell us about your organising Committee

We have an amazing organising committee this year. Everyone is enthusiastic and really involved in Young Farmers and they all have a passion for Contest. Everyone is working hard in their delegated roles and getting it done! We have four past FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Finalists helping out which has been great for insight on new ideas and to help make Season 55 the best year yet!

Watch the Livestream!

If you missed all of the Grand Final evening show action, have a watch of our live-stream!

Witness history as Emma Poole becomes the first woman to win the FMG Young Farmer of the Year award.

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Our Contest Sponsor Family

Our Principal Sponsor

We're taking over Timaru

This year the Aorangi Young Farmers region is the host of the Grand Final. 

With over 800 people expected to descend on Timaru, Venture Timaru have put together a bunch of fun things that you can add to your to do list!

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Timaru

The FMG Region-Off is back for 2024!

AgriKids, FMG Juniors and FMG Young Farmers Grand Finalists will team up for a regional rural showdown, earning points through challenges, your support, and winning the 2024 titles!

The prize? Provincial glory - and $5,000 for a local cause!

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