13 Jul 2008

National Young Farmer of the Year title announced

8:36 pm on 13 July 2008

A Manawatu stay at home dad, David Skiffington, won the National Young Farmer of the Year title in Ashburton on Saturday.

Mr Skiffington of Manawatu says he's a part-time farmer who spends the bulk of his time looking after his children.

He says he shifts stock in the morning before the children get up and does any major work on the weekend.

Mr Skiffington says that probably makes him unique as a winner of the country's top farming contest.