The first regional final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Competition starts tomorrow and Lincoln University is behind it in more ways than you can shake a fencepost at.
The first-ever regional final was held in a small hall here, at what was then Lincoln College in the 1960s, and today we are a collaborating partner of the event. Our experts will be setting tasks and questions for all three sections of the contest: AgriKids, Junior Young Farmer and Young Farmer.
Lincoln student liaison staff will also be at each event to help facilitate the Agrikids section and give our future farmers a great experience.
Our graduates also have a tradition of making the final with three in action last year, and they will undoubtedly again be well-represented.
As a land-based University we have a strong connection the values and skills the contest represents, right through from the youngsters who one day might grace our campus, to the Young Farmers clubs for students, to our alumni who use the knowledge they gained here to compete.
We’ll be following the action right through to July and the grand final, especially as part of it is taking place on campus at our B.linc workshop.
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