Rural Ambassador

Woolorama choose Rural Ambassador for 2017

 

With hobbies of bee-keeping, water skiing and motor bikes, Luke Hall is a fun person to be around.  Educated at Wagin School and Narrogin Agricultural College, he’s always lived in the Wagin shire.

He has the honour, the second only male to be selected, to highlight the career and employment options, the issues and the rewards, the challenges and the uniqueness available for young people in rural areas as he steps into his role as Wagin Woolorama’s Rural Ambassador.

A fourth-generation farmer in the district, Luke has spent ten years on the home farm and ably manages the family’s mixed farming enterprise.  They carry 3000 breeding ewes and crop about 2000 hectares annually.  He does some heavy machine operating, is a bit of a mechanic and shifts machines around for the family’s earth moving business.

He’s enthusiastic about his vocation, saying there’s enough positives in farming and money to be made.  He admits it’s sometimes tough to be at the mercy of the weather, yet concedes that the positives of being your own boss outweigh any disadvantages.

Colonial Clydesdales over cart rides around the grounds during the show.  The Woolorama Committee asks the Rural Ambassador to nominate the charity they would like the gold coin donation to go to.  Twice being in need of their services, Luke has chosen the Royal Flying Doctor to benefit from the contribution show-goers make.  He’s impressed with the service the RFDS provides.

In a further endeavour to encourage wool apparel, the Committee gives Luke $1000 to purchase wool or wool-blend clothing to wear while performing official duties for the Agricultural Society.  Luke, thankful for the opportunity to promote agriculture, sees a bright future for farming.

He has a positive outlook, is optimistic and likes the challenge of farming and marketing, aware that you can make as many dollars inside the farm office as you can out in the paddocks.  He is certain to represent the agricultural sector well.

 

27-year-old Luke Hall, a young famer and the 2017 Wagin Woolorama Rural Ambassador

 

Previous YRAs include:

2016 - Kara Dohle
2015 - Chloe Radford
2014 - Sarah Bolt
2013 - Clare Ward
2012 - Dominique Hodge
2011 - Pip Gooding nee. Shields
2010 - Charis Parker nee. Patterson
2009 - Amy Stone nee. Spurr
2008 - Londa Finlayson nee. Heggarty
2007 - Crystal Gillam nee. McIvor
2006 - Andrew Scanlon
2005 - Natala King nee. Moffatt
2004 - Jane West
2003 - Sally Thomson
2002 - Emily Holt nee. Nelson
2001 - Melanie English nee. Davey
2000 - Jayde Mazurek

 

 

 

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