Chris takes the NZ Young Fruit Grower title
As you are all aware Chris Clement won the Bay of Plenty Young Grower of year last month.
Chris has now gone on to compete for the Young Grower of the Year National title held recently in Pukekohe,and it is with great pride that we can inform you all that Chris won the segment for National Young Fruit Grower title, and came second to the overall winner of the National Young Grower of the year competition, where he competed with five finalists from around the country. We are all very proud of Chris whose perseverance and preparation for the event really paid off.
“It was a tough competition but I really enjoyed it. There are some smart people here and it's opened my eyes to opportunities across the industry,” says Chris.
During the national competition the five 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 the three top placings were announced.