Wiffen named Tasman's top young farmer for second year

Rural Exchange 08/04/2018

West Coast dairy farmer Andrew Wiffen has been named the Tasman FMG Young Farmer of the Year for the second year in a row, and is in the running to be crowned the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

The 30-year-old sharemilker from the Grey Valley took out the title in Christchurch on Saturday night. He spoke to Rural Exchange about his win.

Eight finalists took part in a series of gruelling modules, including a fast-paced agri-knowledge quiz.

It was Wiffen’s seventh regional final.

“I’m stoked to be heading to the grand final again. It’s an amazing experience,” he told the crowd at Innovation Hall in Templeton.

“It’ll be a chance for me to rectify errors I made last year.”

He placed third in the 2017 FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in Feilding.

This year’s contest is being held in Invercargill in July.

Watch the full interview with Andrew Wiffen above.

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