Patrick Malley takes out 2014 BOP Young Fruit Grower title
Congratulations to Patrick Malley from Whangarei * who took out the 2014 BOP Young Grower of the Year title at an awards dinner in Mount Maunganui last night.
Patrick competed against four other young up-and-coming horticultural leaders for the title in a series of practical and theoretical activities during the day; and a speech competition and quiz during the evening gala dinner. KVH’s Chris Clement was runner up.
Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, was the Guest Speaker at the event attended by almost 200 industry supporters and presented Patrick with the award (pictured above).
Patrick will go on to represent the Bay of Plenty in the National competition against other regional winners for title of NZ Young Grower.
* Contestants from outside of the BOP can enter the competition if they do not have a competition in their own region.