Woolorama choose Rural Ambassador for 2016
The conversation went something like this:
Kara, just having completed Year 12: "Dad, I want to come home ton the farm."
And that is how it came to be that Kara Dohle came to work on the family farm, Rovie, north west of Wagin.
26-year old Kara is the daughter of Diane and Austin Dohle, who have been strong supporters of Wagin's premier event. Diane was herself a rural ambassador in 1982, having the title "Miss Woolorama". Austin volunteered as head steward of the British and Australasian sheep shed for about a decade.
Proud of her family's tradition, Kara is Glenys Gmeiner's granddaughter. Glenys is lovingly remembered for her passion for Woolorama and her energy and journalistic skills in promoting the event in its early years.
Kara, educated in Wagin, at Penrhos, and UWA, where she earned a degree in Civil Structural Engineering, is a keen hockey player and fully involved in Wagin community life.
As an active member of the Piesseville Fire Brigade, an instigator and member of Women in Farming Enterprise (WIFE), member of West Wagin Lifetime Ewe Group and Wagin Ag Society, Kara is a fresh young face with a passion for animal care, social cohesion and a deep desire to become a conscientious farmer.
Her ambition while in the role is to encourage and inspire young people to challenge the stereotypes and follow their dreams. She sees that there are many careers in agriculture available to women.
During the event, Kara will be given opportunity to promote her views, to present trophies on Woolorama's behalf and to network with industry leaders. All this while wearing woollen garments - an scheme of the Woolorama Committee to do more to promote the wool industry that is so vital to graziers in the district.
Previous YRAs include:
2016 - Kara Dohle
Message of Welcome from the Woolorama President.