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.