Young Plant Producer of the Year 2024

Young Plant Producer of the Year 2024


Event Detail

Christchurch-based NZPPI members, partners, supporters plus horticulture students and Lincoln staff are warmly welcome to watch one of the challenge days of the Young Plant Producer competition in July. 

The event is being held at Lincoln University on Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th followed by the awards dinner on Wednesday night (tickets required, more details to follow) where the finalists will present their speeches before judges deliberate then announce the winner. Spectators are welcome to watch the Wednesday challenges during the day on Wednesday (more details to come).

The competition, organised by NZPPI, hosted by IPPS and supported by the Horticentre Charitable Trust and Lincoln University, tests competitors on the skills needed to run a successful plant production business.

The finalists receive an invaluable boost of experience, industry insight and mentorship, plus the chance to win a $4000 fund to advance their career. The winner also gains automatic entry to the Young Horticulturalist of the Year award.

“The Young Plant Producer competition showcases our industry’s most talented young horticulturists. We’re proud to support the development of our industry’s future leaders and see them putting their knowledge and skills to the test,” said NZPPI People Capability Advisor Alice Schofield.
“Every year the standard increases and we’re looking forward to seeing who among our five competitors takes home the winning trophy.” 

NZPPI thanks all the event supporters and sponsors, which also include Stihl, Irrigation NZ, Growsafe, Egmont Commercial, Waterforce, Intelligro, Kiwiflora, Noble-Adams, Vibrant Earth, Native Garden Nursery and Southern Woods.
For more information visit the Young Plant Producer website or contact Alice on 

All Coming Instances

09:00AM Tue, 09 Jul 2024 - 05:00PM Wed 10, Jul 2024
Registrations Close: 09 July 2024
Class Limit: 60
Venue: Lincoln University
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