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Zayn Jones

REPRESENTING THE Taranaki Manawatu REGION
Age: 31
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Club: Fitzherbert Young Farmers

Manawatu's Zayn Jones, 31, balances contract milking on a 540-cow dairy farm with his role as Chair of the Fitzherbert Young Farmers Club. Thriving in his new venture with his partner, he credits the club for boosting his confidence and helping him win the Taranaki Manawatu Regional competition. Formerly a graphic designer, Zayn values the tangible rewards of farming and aims to support other young farmers in finding their path.

Zayn's farming journey began with a stint on a friend's farm, leading to a Diploma in Agriculture and Environmental Farm Management. Mentored by an inspiring boss on the Kāpiti Coast, Zayn now hopes to mentor the next generation, encouraging them to step into farming and benefit from the Young Farmers community. His goal is to make a difference by supporting young farmers as he was supported.
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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 Zayn

“The Young Farmer competitions, the clubs, and just being a part of the community all help to support young farmers to get out there and connect with one another. To be a part of that support and help others like they helped me, and to know you are making a difference, that’s the biggest reward.” 

"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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