Ellen Paterson grew up and studied in Auckland and her first (and only) experience with agriculture growing up was when her late uncle took her to feed out to the cows on a neighbouring property.
Kent Weir will now take over the reins of NZ Young Farmers Board Chair.
The coveted FMG Young Farmer of the Year 2022 contest will be kicking off with a roar on the 9th of October 2021 for season 54’s first qualifying rounds.
When it comes to success in the Food & Fibre sector this young man’s name is well known. From the day he burst onto the scene as a TeenAg (now FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year) contestant, to becoming the youngest ever winner of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest, and now to his successful election on the NZYF Board, you can’t help but think this young man is just getting started.
Growing up in the Horowhenua region on her parents dairy farm, Sammy experienced first hand what it was like to be part of the Food & Fibre sector. Although she didn’t pursue an agriculture degree at University, her understanding and love for the Food & Fibre sector has seen her law and commerce degree from the University of Otago put to good use. She is now practicing law in Whanganui with one of her focuses being on rural succession/transactions and she’s an active member of the Whanganui Young Farmers club.
If you’re a young New Zealander with a passion for the Food & Fibre industry and want to try your hand at Governance, then look no further than New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF). An organisation full of opportunities for those under the age of 31, the chance to try your hand at governance, is ripe for the picking.
Gathering for the first time since 2019, New Zealand Young Farmers members from all around the country came together in their Hoedown Blue Tartan themed event to celebrate success and achievement over the past year with their annual awards.
Samantha Bills and James Robertson have been elected onto the New Zealand Young Farmers Board for 2021. Four nominations were put forward for voting at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. James Hurst, Braydon Schroder, Samantha Bills and James Robertson.
*Foothills Young Farmers Movember Donations*
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