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Husqvarna joins the Sponsor Family of Young Farmer Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17/01/13

Husqvarna joins the Sponsor Family of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest

New Zealand Young Farmers are proud to announce Husqvarna NZ have partnered with the ANZ Young Farmer Contest as prize sponsors of New Zealand’s Ultimate Rural Challenge.

Husqvarna is a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, designed to work in the toughest of conditions. One of the oldest industrial companies in the world with more than 300 years of history and experience, the Husqvarna Group today is the global leader in outdoor power products for forestry, lawn and garden care.

With 110 dealers throughout New Zealand, the Husqvarna brand has a strong affiliation with the rural sector and in particular farming and agriculture. Contest Operations Manager Hilary Phillips believes, “Husqvarna is a perfect fit with the Contest brand; we are excited to have them in the mix and welcome their association with our event over the next three years and beyond”.

Husqvarna is extremely proud to be a part of the Contest which greatly benefits the farming community in NZ. The agricultural sector is pivotal to the New Zealand economy and Husqvarna is thrilled to be assisting in the search for the next generation of talented Young Farmers in New Zealand.

Husqvarna are sponsoring outdoor power equipment to the value of $8,000 for the 1st prize at the Grand Final held in Auckland from 16th-18th of May. In addition to this, Regional Final Contestants will receive Husqvarna product and as part of the prize pool.

The Regional Finals series kicks off in February. Northern will be first to find their Grand Finalist with their Regional Final taking place on February 9th, followed by the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region on February 16th. Woodville plays host to the East Coast Regional Final on February 23rd and Palmerston North is the location for the Taranaki/Manawatu Regional Final on Friday 1st March. The Aorangi Regional Final is taking place on March 16th, the Otago/Southland Regional Final is on 23rd March and rounding off the Regional Finals for 2013 is the Tasman Final on 30th March.

Husqvarna would like to congratulate all Contestants for their commitment and dedication to this gruelling competition and they look forward to supporting the future leaders of the farming industry.

ENDS

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