A FAST-paced competition that allows young farmers to showcase their farming skills is set to be an exciting new attraction at this year's Taree Show.
The Taree Young Farmer Challenge is being organised by Emma Polson and Josh Gilbert in association with the Taree Show Society.
Looking to inject another aspect to the annual showcase of the area's agricultural attributes, the competition offers farmers aged from 18 to 35 an opportunity to demonstrate the depth of knowledge and breadth of skills that many farmers use every day.
It is a team event and winners of the local competition will qualify for the State competition at the Royal Easter Show next year.
"We believe this event will provide the opportunity for young farmers to display their knowledge and understanding of farm related skills, while showcasing the rich dairy and beef production that has occurred in the region over the past 100 years," said Emma.
There will also be a competition open to school children in years 10 to 12 in an attempt to show off some of the area's upcoming farming champions.
Emma and Josh have been working together to see the competition included in the Taree Show program and are now seeking sponsors.
"Being from a rural background and going to the show every year and loving it, I wanted something to get the young people involved," said Emma.
Josh added that it will be a great way to showcase the agriculture in the Manning area.
"It also shows the calibre of youth in the area and that the (industry) is still very strong Australia-wide," he said.
For more information or if you would like to sponsor the event, please call Josh on 0432 260 024.