The Young Farmer of the Year competition may have gone the way of many events because of Covid-19, but some of the Lincoln students set to compete in 2020 are definite about lining up for 2021.
Jeremy Kilgour, one of the four student members of Lincoln Young Farmers set to line-up in the regional finals is one of those.
“I will definitely be giving it a go next year,” he said
He is keeping up his preparation.
“I have been keeping busy during the lockdown working on the family farm as well as and doing university assignments and studying for up-coming tests.”
Club colleague George Gill is another waiting for 2021.
“I will have another go at the Young Farmers competition next year and I am fortunate enough to be working on the family farm at home which is keeping me busy.”
While the senior competition was called off, the Junior Farmers competition and Agrikids have gone online.
Lincoln, which sponsors the event as part of supporting the primary sector in New Zealand contributes modules, or activities, to it and academic and liaison staff were attending the regional finals, which saw two alumni claim wins and automatic spots in the grand final.
Waitomo sheep and beef farmer Mitchel Hoare won the Waikato Bay of Plenty FMG Young Farmer of the Year title in Hamilton, while assistant business manager at Farmlands, Lisa Kendall, won the Northern Regional in February.
Good luck to all the youngsters still taking part.