Ru­ral am­bas­sador ready to help

Kerry Good­win wants to helps show­case agri­cul­ture

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.”

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

NEW ROLE: Ru­ral Am­bas­sador for the Gayndah Show, Kerry Good­win.

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