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50 Years Young: A History of the Young Farmer of the Year

50 Years Young: A History of the Young Farmer of the Year
 

For 50 years the New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year awards have tested the mettle of New Zealand men and women as they go to head to head in a challenging competition that tests a range of farming and agribusiness skills.

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ISBN 9780995102941
Published 8 February 2019 by Massey University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Taylor, Kate
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ISBN-13 9780995102941
ISBN-10 0995102945
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Publication Date 8 February 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Taylor, Kate
Category Agriculture & Farming
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Young Farmer of the Year Competition - History, Agriculture - Competitions - History - New Zealand
NBS Text Agriculture & Farming
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 630.7993
Catalogue Code 958879

Description of this Book

For 50 years the New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year awards have tested the mettle of New Zealand men and women as they go to head to head in a challenging competition that tests a range of farming and agribusiness skills. This warm-hearted book tells that history, beginning with the first regional final in 1969, broadcast live from a hall at Lincoln College, and with a bemused sheep on the stage. These days 300 contestants sign up each year to demonstrate their skills at everything from fencing to accounting. This book tells the story of a unique event that draws on the traditions of heartland New Zealand.

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Author's Bio

Kate Taylor grew up on a farm in west Otago and has been a journalist since she left school, starting with radio and moving into print when she returned from her OE in 1996 to work for the then Hawke's Bay Herald Tribune. She left what became Hawke's Bay Today in 2000 when her daughter was born and she has been a freelance journalist, administrator and event manager ever since. Kate, her husband Thomas and their children Sarah and Lachlan live on a small farm at Takapau in Hawke's Bay, where she is an active member of the local fire brigade.

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