Rural ambassador ready to help
Kerry Goodwin wants to helps showcase agriculture
THE 2017 Gayndah Show rural ambassador Kerry Goodwin has a true passion for agriculture and will channel that passion into her role as the ambassador.
Miss Goodwin has grown up around agriculture and her professional life also revolves around it as she works for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at Brian Pastures Research Centre.
“I moved here five years ago for the job and I also did a Bachelor of Agricultural Science,” Miss Goodwin said.
“And I grew up on a small farm with a few cows around so I’ve always been around agriculture my whole life.”
These assets made Miss Goodwin a great candidate for the role of rural ambassador which makes its return to the show this year.
“Stacey Duncan approached me and told me about it because I’ve done the showgirl before and she thought I’d be a really good candidate for it,” Miss Goodwin said.
“I was the only one who applied for it but still wasn’t told I had won until the awards evening by Jo Dowling.”
Miss Goodwin is looking forward to being able to embrace agriculture even more under her new role.
“You really do have to embrace agriculture and help to showcase how good the North Burnett agricultural industry is,” Miss Goodwin said.
“I’m very proud to have this role and hope I can do Gayndah proud in showcasing what we have.”
Miss Goodwin has been heavily involved with the Gayndah Show previous to being the new rural ambassador.
“I get involved with things like the prime cattle which I help out with every year, putting them in pens and judging,” Miss Goodwin said.
“So this year I’ll still be doing part time as stewardess and I also like to get involved with the dog jump.”
After only one applicant this year Miss Goodwin hopes that she can help to encourage others to apply for the role in 2018.
“I really do hope to see that,” Miss Goodwin said.
“It’s a great opportunity to network with other people from other areas in the Burnett sub chamber and see what their experiences are.
“I encourage people to be a part of it and I will be getting out there and hopefully getting some friends involved which might get more people wanting to help out and join in.”
NEW ROLE: Rural Ambassador for the Gayndah Show, Kerry Goodwin.