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Tasmanian Young Farmer of the Year 

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Saturday 11th August saw the finals of the 2018 TP Jones and Co Young Farmer of the Year competition presented by Rural Youth Tasmania at Quercus Park. 12 finalists arrived at 8am for a chilly start and competed through 10 modules in the wind and rain that the day presented. Our twelve finalists for the competition were:

William Baxter  Amanda Bayles 
 Matthew Bayles Stuart Cresswell 
 Ella Curtain Ashley Evans 
 Jacqueline Hodgkinson           Mathew Horswell           
 Rhys Mills Damien Rouse 
 Tobias tenBensel Cameron Willia 

Finalists competed in the following 10 modules on the day. Their scores were then tallied, and the top 6 competitors were then required to present a speech about a current issue they see facing Agriculture at the competition dinner.

Module  Winner 
 Trough Plumbing   Stuart Cresswell
 Feed and Nutrition  Ashley Evans
 Seed Drill Calibration Cameron Willis 
 Seed and Plant Identification        William Baxter 
 Chemical Calibration Ashley Evans 
 Welding Tobias tenBensel 
 Fencing Mathew Horswell 
 Trailer Maintenance William Baxter 
 Safety Amanda Bayles & Rhys Mills      
 Finance Ashley Evans 


Congratulations to WILLIAM BAXTER  who was awarded the title of 2018 Young Farmer of the Year !

Runner Up: Ashley Evans

Third Place: Tobias tenBensel

Fourth Place: Stuart Cresswell

Fifth Place: Mathew Horswell

Sixth Place: Amanda Bayles

Thank you to our sponsors TP Jones & Co, 26TEN, Polaris, Allgood, Tasweld, Nubco, Proskill Australia, GA Power Equipment Spares and Agriculture Contractors of Tasmania.


 The 2019 Young Farmer of the Year Competition will be open to all Tasmanian residents aged between 15 and 30. Entries will open in May 2019, with the semi-finals to be held in early July 2019 and finals in August 2019.