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South Otago student Josh Button has taken sixth place in an international video competition, celebrating his family farm.

Josh made a short film about his family on their Port Molyneux dairy farm for the YouFarm international video competition, initiated by Bayer Crop Science to portray Farm and Family in the modern agricultural world.

Called We’ve Got Cows, Josh’s video portrayed the workings of the Buttons’ coastal dairy farm from the mailbox, through the paddocks, cowshed, pig pen and riding along the beach and was set to the song Bills by Lunch Money Lewis.

Josh, a year 13 student at South Otago High School in Balclutha, is no stranger to videoing.

He says he has been making them for a few years because he loves computers and videos.

The sixth placing won him a Sony smartphone and tablet and recently he won a GoPRo camera in a Speedrite funny stuff competition.

More than 40 videos from 20 countries were entered for the competition which was won by Sabrina Caldararo, Carmine Caldararo and Gerardo Graziano from Italy with their video submission A Modern Family.

The Caldararos won a Farmers Around the Continent Tour through Asia, meeting farmers, visiting farms and a variety of agricultural sites and parks from tea plantations in Malaysia to vertical farms in Japan.

The aim of the competition was for the videos to help raise awareness and appreciation for modern agriculture by telling their personal story and to offer first-hand insights into the challenges farmers from different areas of the world face every day.

The award ceremony and announcement of the winning video took place on August 26 at the Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia, where 100 young delegates discussed challenges and solutions for feeding a hungry planet.

Read: More about Josh and his win in the Young Country section in September Dairy Exporter magazine.

Jackie Harrigan