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season 56

Grand Final: Practical Day

Claudelands Oval, Hamilton
Friday 12 July 2024

Welcome to the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Practical Day!

It's going to be an action-packed day as our next generation of food and fibre producers showcase their practical skills and knowledge. 

There will be plenty going on, with a hospitality hub, on-site competitions and more.

Entry is free, and everyone is welcome!

Back to Grand Final

What's On

7:30AM: Practical Day starts
8:15AM: FMG Junior starts
8:50AM: AgriKidsNZ starts

10:30AM: Head-to-head 📣
All Day: Hospitality Hub
11:15AM: NZ Young Farmers Tug-O-War 📣
2:30PM: Agri-Sports Challenge 📣
3:15PM: Practical Day concludes

FMG Young Farmer

7:30am: Farmlet
8:50am: Modules
10:30am: Head-to-Head 📣
11:15am: Modules

12:30pm: Lunch

1:00pm: FMG Region-Off Challenge📣

1:30PM: Farmlet
2:30pm: Agri-Sports 📣
3:15pm: Event finishes


FMG Junior

7:20 am: Contestants arrive
7:40 am: Contestant briefing

8:15 am: FMG Junior begins (farmlet)
8:30 am: Group A modules, Group B farmlet
9:00 am: Speeches 

10:15 am: Break

10:30 am: Group B modules, Group A farmlet 
11:00 am: Speeches resume
12:15 pm: Group B modules end, all teams spend final 15 minutes at farmlet 📣

12:30 pm: FMG Junior concludes

12:30 pm: FMG Region-Off Challenge briefing
1:00 pm: FMG Region-Off Challenge📣


8:00 am: Contestants arrive
8:30 am: Contestant Briefing

8:50 am: Round One 📣
10:10 am: Round Two
11:30 am: Round Three

12:40pm: AgriKidsNZ concludes

12:50pm: FMG Region-Off Challenge briefing
1:00 pm: FMG Region-Off Challenge📣


Parking at Practical Day

Car parking is available on site and may be available on the surrounding roads.

Accessibility Parking Spaces: A number of accessibility parking spaces are available on site.

Buses: Route 14 is the Claudelands route. Click here for more info.

Practical Day Map

Below is an interactive map of Practical Day. 

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We're aiming for minimum waste

NZ Young Farmers are dedicated to sustainability and creating positive change in the rural sector. Waste minimisation is a focus for Grand Final, so we are making efforts to work towards delivering zero waste events. 

  • Bring your own coffee cup to use at the coffee vendors
  • Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated throughout Practical Day as drinking water will be available on-site
  • Utilise the recycling and compost bins around the venue and help us divert waste from landfill.
  • Bring sun protection and clothing for all weather conditions to make sure to have a great day!

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