Patrick Crawshaw - East Coast

Patrick Crawshaw - East Coast

The Dannevirke Young Farmer outperformed his peers in the East Coast regional Final, and is humbled to be representing his region at the Grand Final later this year.

Patrick got a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the gruelling nature of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in 2017, where he spent time as runner-up Hamish Best’s official bag carrier.

The competitive hockey player works as a block manager on a 1,200 hectare, intensive sheep and beef breeding and finishing property in central Hawke’s Bay.

The 24-year-old has also taken on a governance role managing a 730-hectare family-owned sheep and beef property north of Wairoa.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) majoring in farm management. Patrick joined NZ Young Farmers in 2013 and is the vice-chairman of the Dannevirke club.

To visit Patrick's Facebook page please click here.