Young growers in Pukekohe will kick off the Young Grower of the Year 2022 regionals next week. Five contestants will compete for the title of the 2022 Pukekohe Young Grower of the Year: Marcus Bruce, Sarah Dobson, Molly Green, and Chris Lowe.
Since 2007, Horticulture New Zealand has run the annual Young Grower of the Year competition. Young fruit and vegetable growers from around the country compete in regional heats, testing their horticultural skills and knowledge.
The winners of the regional competitions then compete in the national final, this year taking place in September.
Young Grower pushes contestants out of their comfort zone and teaches them valuable new skills along the way. The competition provides exceptional professional development and networking opportunities, providing a massive career boost to all who enter.
You can find out more about the upcoming regional competitions at www.younggrower.co.nz