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National call goes out for Rural Ambassador entrants

Eric Barker, January 26, 2022

Queensland Ag Shows has put the call out for entrants for the Rural Ambassador Award. Photo: Queensland Ag Shows

SHOW organisations have put the call out for entrants to compete for the National Rural Ambassador Award, which offers aspiring rural leaders networking and educational opportunities.

The competition started in 2010 with the aim of celebrating people aged 20-30 years with a genuine interest in rural industries.

Queensland Ag Shows president Kerri Robertson said the organisation was keen to have a lot of entries in this year’s award after significant disruptions in recent years.

“The Queensland Rural Ambassador Award is one of the most prestigious honours a young agricultural leader can strive for,” Ms Robertson said.

“People going through the program continuously credit it with the impact it has on their personal and professional development.

“For sponsors, this means an unparalleled opportunity to meet and be associated with fostering some of Queensland’s best and brightest.”

Competitions begin at local shows before moving to a regional level and on to being one of 11 finalists chosen to compete at the peak state shows, namely the Brisbane Ekka, the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Royal Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Perth shows, and the Toowoomba Royal Show.

The overall winner will compete against other winners from each state.

Ms Robertson said competing in the award was a great opportunity.

“That is a big reason why people are so keen to be involved. It’s not just about the exposure you get, the media, the events; it’s the connections you make all built around a strong group of excellent young leaders who want to do the best they can for their communities and their industries.

“This competition is a key activity for these leaders looking to develop themselves and their careers.”

Source: Queensland Ag Shows








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