Regional Finals

Entries for the 2019 season are now open!

There are seven regional finals held throughout New Zealand in each of the NZ Young Farmers regions. FMG Junior Young Farmer Of The Year regional finals are held in conjunction with the FMG Young Farmer of the Year regional finals, therefore there is plenty of exciting viewing to be done!

The FMG Junior Young Farmer Of The Year regional finals include competing in teams of two in eight different modules based on all aspects of the agriculture industry. Modules could include: animal anatomy, fencing, meat cut I.D, gun safety, equine, agronomy, feed budgeting, chainsaw assembly and the list goes on. It's all about getting involved and having a go at something you may never have tried before!

The top five teams from the module section move onto the final, called the 'Face Off’. It involves completing a mixt of tasks and being judged on quality and time factors. Each year the tasks that the competitors are given within the 'Face Off' change, but each year they seem to get a little bit more physically challenging. In previous years this has been building a maimai and shooting, then shooting the ducks with nerf guns, constructing a campsite which included pitching a tent, building a piece of camping furniture and setting up a perimeter fence. This aspect of the competition is an exhilarating pleaser for both the competitors and the crowd. 

From there, points are added up and the top three teams are awarded prizes at prize giving. The top TWO teams from each regional final are invited to the grand final which will be held in Hawke's Bay in 2019, which is on the 4th-6th of July.


See below to find your regional final date:

Regional Final Date Location
Otago/Southland 16th Feb Milton
Aorangi 23rd Feb Oamaru
Tasman 2nd March TBC
Northern 16th March Warkworth
Waikato/Bay of Plenty 23rd March Matamata
Taranaki/Manawatu 6th April Wanganui
East Coast 13th April Dannivirke