Has your show thought about running a Rural Ambassador competition but you’re not really sure where to start? AgShows NSW has some wonderful content on their website giving you a step-by-step guide on running a local Rural Ambassador program.
And if that doesn’t convince you on the benefits of the Rural Ambassador competition, check out our recent videos made with the 2022 and 2021 National Rural Ambassadors, Dione Howard & Karl Milde explaining what skills the program has provided them with, who makes a good rural ambassador and the journey. Lyndsey Douglas – professional Show announcer and past Rural Ambassador state winner provides some words of wisdom around the life changing competition.
We also have a National Rural Ambassador Handbook that can be used by any show looking to run the competition.
Take a look at the 2019 National Rural Ambassador Harris Thompson who we often see judging at cattle shows (including Royals and overseas) and encouraging the next generation of youth to be involved in their local show and the industry.
Setting up a Rural Ambassador program at your local show can be a simple and cost-effective way to engage locals as well as the next generation of passionate agricultural ambassadors to become show committee members and volunteers.