The FMG Young Farmer of the Year Contest Series regional finals will begin this Saturday at Waimumu, near Gore. Its the Otago Southland regional final first up and held under the red light Covid Protection Framework with a 100-person limit and My Vaccine Passes required. New Zealand Young Farmers chief executive Lynda Coppersmith says the last two years has seen the Contest Series seriously impacted by Covid but she says the teams have coped with different alert levels, restrictions and all the different scenarios that have arisen.