RURAL YOUTH: Callide Valley Show Ambassador Romanah Warry on her 1953 Allis Chalmers 'B' tractor was encouraging more local youth to get involved in agriculture.
RURAL YOUTH: Callide Valley Show Ambassador Romanah Warry on her 1953 Allis Chalmers 'B' tractor was encouraging more local youth to get involved in agriculture. Glen Porteous

Calling youth to get involved in the Callide Valley show

DRIVING trucks, restoring tractors and working for the community are all in a day's work for Romanah Warry.

After a hard day at work, Romanah will be rolling up her sleeves again to help out with this year's Callide Valley Show to encourage the region's youth to become rural ambassadors.

The upcoming show is on during May and Romanah will be running the Young Rural ambassador program for 15 to 19 year olds and the Seniors from 20 to 30 year olds.

It is an expression of interest for young men and women who are passionate about the future of agriculture show development.

"I would like to encourage the younger generation to participate in the local shows because it's going to come to a point where they are the next committees and we need to start to get them involved as ambassadors or showgirls,” Romanah said.

Speaking with 11 years of experience of showing cattle, horses and tractors and she also represented Central Western Northern Queensland in young paraders at the Brisbane Exhibition.

"It was a bit scary at first but a very good learning experience and I did it in 2015 when I was at the Agriculture College,” Romanah said.

"This will help them to learn confidence, meet a variety of people and learn life skills that will help them later on in life.

"I will be able to help with questions on the questionnaire they are asked and it's a good way for the judges to get to know the person before they go into the first stage of interviews.”

Romanah was passionate how important the smaller shows were in the rural regions and the importance of being an ambassador.

"After going through a selection process the judges then pick the pest person to represent the Callide Valley region at sub-chambers that will be held in Rockhampton this year for the seniors.”

Romanah was the 2018 Rural Ambassador Callide Valley and the runner up for Central Queensland Rural Ambassador.

There is an entry fee and there is the opportunity to be sponsored by the business of participants choice.

Entry forms are now available and contact Romanah on 0417 962 670, Facebook or email on warry_2009@hotmail.com .


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