St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students, Brad Edwards (Year 13) and Quinn Bowie (Year 13), took out the top spot at the Waikato Bay of Plenty TeenAg competition in Te Awamutu from 25-26 March 2017.
TeenAg is the secondary school equivalent of the annual Young Farmer of the Year competition and sees budding farmers from local high schools compete against each other in a series of agriculture-related tasks across one day.
The boys, who came second in the same competition last year, competed against nine other teams in activities including fencing, milking and wood management.
St Paul’s Agribusiness Curriculum Director, Kerry Allen, says the boys’ success for the second year running can be attributed to the “theoretical and practical lessons learned in agribusiness at St Paul’s”.
“Brad and Quinn are passionate about agriculture. They really know their stuff and this knowledge served them well over the weekend.”
Brad and Quinn now begin preparations for the national competition to be held in Fielding from 6-8 July 2017.