Experience proves key to winning Southlands top young farmer

Rural Exchange 23/04/2018

Gore sheep farmer Logan Wallace has joined the race to be crowned the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year. 

The 28-year-old has been named the Otago/Southland FMG Young Farmer of the Year for a second time. 

The Regional Final saw eight finalists tackle a series of gruelling modules, including a fast-paced agri-knowledge quiz. 

It was the fourth time Mr Wallace has competed in a regional final. 

“I’m stoked with the result. The organising committee did an awesome job,” Mr Wallace told the 300-strong crowd at the Winton Memorial Hall.

“I’d like to thank my parents in advance for all the hard work they’re going to be putting in looking after the farm over the next couple of months,” he said.

Mr Wallace represented the Otago/Southland region at the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in Timaru in 2016.

“I learned a lot last time. I know my weaknesses that I need to work on. So, if I can pull them up, that will help a lot.”  

Mr Wallace will face-off against six other finalists in July, including West Coast dairy farmer Andrew Wiffen who placed third in last year’s Grand Final.

Watch the full interview with Logan Wallace above.

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