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.
|Trough Plumbing||Stuart Cresswell|
|Feed and Nutrition||Ashley Evans|
|Seed Drill Calibration||Cameron Willis|
|Seed and Plant Identification||William Baxter|
|Chemical Calibration||Ashley Evans|
|Trailer Maintenance||William Baxter|
|Safety||Amanda Bayles & Rhys Mills|
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.