[07 March/Stuff NZ]

Georgie Lindsay, a 23 year old North Canterbury shepherd is the first female from the Tasman region to have ever made it to the grand final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Georgie Lindsay, won the Tasman regional final against seven other contestants and is one of only five woman to make the grand final in the 51 years that the competition has run. The Amuri Basin Young Farmers member is a shepherd at Marble Point Station, between Culverden and Hanmer Springs – a 2400ha property with 3600 ewes and 380 Angus breeding cows, plus heifers. Ms Lindsay grew up on a farm in Dipton, Southland and then completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Lincoln University. Lindsay also took out the innovation award and $12,000 worth of prizes.