New Zealand Young Farmers CEO Lynda Coppersmith said he was a fantastic representative for the contest, and for the agriculture, food and fibre sector.
"As a first-time competitor, it has been amazing to watch Jake shine and not just 'give it a go', but take out the title," Lynda said.
"Jake is a fantastic leader for the ag sector, a role model and has already inspired other young people to believe in themselves and showcase what they’re made of.
"It’s incredibly exciting to see what lies ahead for Jake and as the 2021 FMG Young Farmer of the Year, we are grateful to be able to be part of that."
Jake's total prize package for winning the competition amounted to more than $75,000.
Find out more about the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition here.