Calling all Young Farmers 18-35yrs

Calling all Young Farmers 18-35yrs

Show your skills…… Have some fun…… Win some cash…… Represent your state!

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Diana Blacklock, Media
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Calling all young farmers 18-35!

Show your skills…… Have some fun…… Win some cash…… Represent your state!

Rural Youth Ambassador for Wagin Agricultural Society, Kelly Gorter, with the support from NextGen Ag Committee, will be coordinating Wagin Woolorama's very first Young Farmer Challenge (YFC), with the hope of making this an annual Woolorama event.

We anticipate the event will be a lot of fun for competitors and will provide much amusement and hilarity for spectators, who are encouraged to come along and cheer on their mates.

The challenge allows young farmers from around the region to showcase the depth of knowledge and technical skill required in agriculture today. Challenges may include things such as heavy lifting, vehicle movement, first aid, fencing, a theory component, movement of livestock, or any other thing you could think of that might be done on a farm.

Those who win their local YFC go straight through to the state finals which are held once a year in each state, to battle it out for the title of Australian Young Farmer Challenge Champion.

If you and your mates are aged between 18 & 35 years and want to show your farming skills and have a bit of fun, register the names of your team members with Kelly.gorter@hotmail.com, or sign up on the day between 3.30 to 4 pm.

The challenge details:

When: 4pm Saturday 7th March

Where: the grassed area next to the Wine Baa

Prize Money: 1st: $200 (sponsored by FarmGate Auctions), 2nd: $100 (sponsored by FarmGate Auctions)

Details: Teams of 4 people (must have at least one male and one female in each team).

Entrants must wear a sleeved shirt and covered shoes.

The teams will be required to complete a series of fun farming-based activities within a given timeframe. Challenge details will not be specified/released until the competition starts with time penalties applied for inadequate completion of tasks.

Woolorama YFC will run in heats, with two teams facing off at a time. The team that completes the course in the fastest time will be awarded prize money (i.e. no finals, you only get one shot at it).

You do not have to be a farmer to enter. There is the potential for friendly competition amongst local groups. For instance, you might challenge the members of your hockey team to go up against each other, or heats could be arranged such as shearers vs farmers or footy vs hockey. Just let the organisers know about your "in-house rivalry" at the time of registering.

The winning team at the Woolorama will be eligible to contest the State Final at the Perth Royal Show in Sept/Oct this year, and the winner from that will represent WA at the National Finals on the east coast.

More information on the Young Farmer Challenge competition is available at http://www.youngfarmerchallenge.com.au/.

This event is not to be missed… It will be a hoot for all involved, whether spectating or competing!!

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