25 Feb 2018

PGG Wrightson field rep wins regional young farmer title

9:44 am on 25 February 2018

A technical field representative for PGG Wrightson has been named the Taranaki/Manawatu FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

Will Taylor competing yesterday in the quad bike module.

Will Taylor competing yesterday in the quad bike module. Photo: RNZ / Alexa Cook

Will Taylor, 26, took out the title in Wellington last night.

The event saw eight finalists from across the sprawling region tackle a series of gruelling modules, including a quiz.

The former cocktail bartender and combine harvester driver said his win was unexpected, and he was "absolutely chuffed".

The win has secured Mr Taylor a spot in the young farmer grand final in Invercargill, in July.

Second place went to Emma Dangen, who's in her final year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University.

The 23-year-old also won the Massey University Agri-Growth Challenge.

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