FMG has been the principal sponsor of this iconic rural event for nine years, and we’re excited to see Season 56 get underway. Following a successful trial in 2023, the format of the seven regional competitions will look a little different this year.

Now held over two consecutive days, the first day will include a qualifying round with a series of modules revealed on the day, before the top eight contestants move on to day two to battle it out in a series of head-to-head challenges, a farmlet build and a quiz. The Young Farmer who comes out on top, then has the honour of representing their region at the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final.

There are still a few regional finals to go, so make sure you head along to see your regions' top Young Farmers battle it out. For details, head to

Grand Final 2024

Hamilton and Waikato/Bay of Plenty Young Farmers will be playing host to Season 56’s Grand Final from 11-13 July. Head to for more information and to see when tickets are available.

AgriKids and FMG Junior YoungFarmer of the Year

Want to see the youngest Young Farmers battle it out for a spot at the Grand Final? Head along to any of the regional finals to see these teams in action. Details at

FMG Region-Off

2023 was the inaugural year of the FMG Region-Off, held in the run up to the Grand Final, which saw the East Coast come out on top. The Region-Off is designed to get all levels of the contest vying for a collective goal – regional pride, all whilst giving back to their local community. AgriKids, Junior Young Farmers and Young Farmers work together to earn points for their region by earning the public’s vote and by completing community focused challenges.

The FMG Region-Off will kick off in a few months, so be ready to get involved and show your support.