NZ YOUNG GROWER FINAL 2016

NZ YOUNG GROWER FINAL 2016

The Young Grower of the Year competition is run by Horticulture New Zealand and is now in its tenth year. During the competition the finalists competed in a series of practical and theoretical challenges to test the skills needed to run a successful horticultural business. They also participated in a leadership panel discussion, before delivering a speech in front of the judges

Andrew Hutchinson from AS Wilcox & Sons, Pukekohe, Auckland, was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2016 in his home town. He has been identified by industry leaders as a shining example of the exceptional young talent in our $5 billion horticultural sector.

As well as taking home the national title, Andrew received top marks for three of the five challenges including best practical, best business and innovation.

During the competition the finalists competed in a series of practical and theoretical challenges to test the skills needed to run a successful horticultural business.

They also participated in a leadership panel discussion before delivering a speech in front of the judges at the dinner event, where Andrew’s win was announced.

Well done also to AS Wilcox & Sons who have now won the competition two years in a row.

The NZ Young Vegetable Grower of the year 2016 photos, click here to check the boys out in action.

Photo by Ivor Earp-Jones

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