Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

On Show at Dorrigo

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

On Show at Dorrigo

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CHALLENGE: Young farmers will be put through their paces at this weekend's Dorrigo Show.

A HANDS-ON competition pitting teams of young farmers against each other and the clock, will be a first day feature of the 2014 Dorrigo Show.

The annual show has run for 103 consecutive years and this weekend's show is sure to be as popular as ever.

The Young Farmer Competition, sponsored by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, challenges teams of four men and women, aged 18 to 35, to complete an array of farm-based tasks.

Participants will not know the nature of their tasks until minutes beforehand with the Dorrigo winners being invited to take part in the state finals at next year's Royal Sydney Show.

In other competitions participants have been required to split wood, move stock, hang gates, ride motorbikes and hoist hay bales.

With a forecast of good weather and an array of attractions, show officials are predicting a crowd pulling two days of entertainment. …

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