Quinn Morgan has only just began his career in dairy farming, working as an assistant on a 155-hectare farm in Otakiri near Whakatāne.
The 26-year-old said he was surprised to even be named a finalist.
“To even get over there and rub shoulders with those other two, is a massive achievement for me.”
Morgan encourages rangatahi across the motu to get into dairy farming as a career.
“Farming has really ticked all the boxes for me.
“To be a kaitiaki back here in Aotearoa is a really big thing, especially the way agriculture is going," he says.