Job: Farmer Area: Otago/Southland
Justin is currently in year 13 at Menzies College and plans to become a Farmer. He owns approximately 300 ewes with lambs at foot, breeds half-bred sheep and has cattle. He works around the district for farmers doing anything from tailing, drenching and mustering to weaning, crutching, shearing, and farm minding.
NZ Young Farmers Involvement:
He has competed in the Otago/Southland AgriKidsNZ Regional Final, making it through to Grand Final in 2009 where he was named the AgriKid of the Year. He placed 6th at the 2010 TeenAg Grand Final, and completed an In2 the Field placement in 2011 with Pete Gardyne.
"I've always wanted to go farming, i guess it's in my blood. I have enjoyed my involvement with Young Farmers and have learnt different ideas and approaches to the farming industry."
Justin is currently doing some Primary ITO papers through his agriculture class at school, and plans to go farming after completing Year 13 this year.
"My parents have had me out on the farm helping out my whole life. I've grown to really enjoy it and plan to continue doing it."
Motorbike trail rides, hunting, getting out on the farm.
How did I get here:
School - NCEA: Agriculture, Metal Work, Wood Work, Art, Adventure Leadership Programme & Gateway (stock agent)
University: PrimaryITO Papers