Posted on May 23, 2023
The Woolworths Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year Competition 2023, proudly presented by Rural Youth Tasmania, was launched at Agfest 2023 and is now open for entries.
The Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year Competition is open to any Tasmanian aged between 15 and 30 not just Rural Youth Members.
Rural Youth State President Brady Robins said at the launch “The Young Farmer of the Year Competition is a great way for our aspiring young farmers to not only showcase their skills but to learn new skills and build relationships with industry representatives along the way”.
Mr Robins also praised Woolworths for their continued support as the naming rights sponsor of the competition. “It is great to be able to partner with Woolworths to again present the Woolworths Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year competition. Last year the event was a huge success, and I cannot wait to see what this year holds!”
Woolworths, who has signed up for another 4 years as naming rights sponsor, values their involvement as a sign of support for all Tasmanian young farmers. Woolworths Operations Manager for Tasmania, Nannette Rose, said “We value highly the relationships Woolworths have with our Tasmanian farmers and primary producers and are very proud to be the naming rights sponsor of Rural Youth’s Young Farmer of the Year Competition again this year. It is such a worthwhile competition, and the sponsorship is one way of showing our support to all the young farmers of Tasmania".
The Woolworths Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year Competition is open to any Tasmanian aged between 15 and 30 not just Rural Youth members. They will compete for over $40,000 worth of prizes, including a Polaris Ranger 530, valued at $16,995 inc GST.
The competition is held over 2 stages. The first stage of the competition is the Run-Offs which will be held on 15 July at Quercus Park. During the Run-Offs, entrants compete in a range of activities, many of them based around tasks or jobs regularly completed on a farm, scoring points along the way. From the Run-Offs, the 10 highest point scorers qualify for the Final.
The second stage is the State Final, to be held on 12 August at Quercus Park. Competitors in the State Final will compete in 10 modules throughout the day, with the top 4 competitors to participate in the final two modules, Quiz and Public Speaking, at the State Final dinner held in the evening. The highest point scorer from the State Final is announced the Woolworths Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year.
Entries for the Woolworths Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year 2023 are open until Friday 16 June. Entry is via the Rural Youth website: www.ruralyouth.com.au/youngfarmer