Young Farmers Challenge

The Young Farmers Challenge is an obstacle course where teams complete a number of problem solving tasks designed around agricultural and farming skills.

The Young Farmers Challenge is an opportunity to showcase agricultural and farming skills of youth in the community.

  • The objectives of this challenge are to:
  • Promote farming skills and techniques while using appropriate equipment through a set of practical field activities.
  • Give exposure to new technologies for efficient farming.
  • Promote safety at work and safe work methods, including the use of personal protective equipment and first aid.
  • Showcase farmers as energetic, hardworking and multi-skilled people, in an action packed demonstration.
  • Engage, educate and entertain rural youth, as well as the general public, from both metropolitan and rural backgrounds.
  • Create a competition with integrity. A competition for real farmers with a strong and established reputation.
  • Promote further youth involvement in shows and show societies.

If you are interested in participating, contact the Rockhampton Agricultural Show Office to nominate.

Young Farmers Challenge Information

  • Entry Fee:
    $20.00 per team
  • Entries Due:
    At the Administration Office
    by 2.00pm Wednesday 13th June 2018
  • Marshalling for Heats:
    6.00pm Wednesday night at the
    Cattle Ring
  • Finals:
    6.00pm Thursday, in Centre Ring
  • Prize Money:
    The winning team will receive the total cash pool from the entry fees.