New Zealand Teen Ag Competition

By TBHS | Posted: Friday August 11, 2017

In July, Year 13 students Jack Millar and Cameron Lyon headed up to Fielding in the Manawatu where they competed as representatives of the Aorangi region, in the New Zealand Teen Ag Young Farmers finals. 

The two students put in an outstanding effort on the day with the boys complementing each other well, evidenced in their great team work. On the day, they ended up achieving 2nd place in the New Zealand TeenAg finals, trouncing fourteen other top teams in New Zealand.

The programmed activities for the day commenced with a one hour Lincoln exam, based around six modules of tasks and questions. These ranged from the theory of reading chemical containers and calculating rates, to the practical of operating a New Holland maize chopper. At the beginning of the second day, the two competitors presented a speech on the topic How to get more young people into agriculture. They were also given the task of completing farmlet activities that were to be completed by the end of the day; this included building a fence and boxing for a garden plot.

Thomas House is extremely proud of these young men. Their result is an honour for the boys and testimony to their hard work in preparing for the competition as well as the strong contribution they make to the Young Farmers Club.

Both Jack and Cameron would like to thank their sponsors that made the trip possible and for their support up in the North Island:

  • Hydraulink Mid Canterbury Ltd
  • Culnady Farm Ltd
  • Honda Country-Ashburton
  • Plains Irrigators-Ashburton
  • Carrfields Grain and Seed- Ashburton
  • TBHS Young Farmers Club
  • Waitohi Farming Company Ltd
  • Talbot Agriculture
  • Munro Building
  • Temuka Transport
  • Malthus Contracting-Pleasant Point
  • Farmlands-Temuka

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