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Luke is a winner!

Luke Hall, 26, has won the zone competition of the Rural Ambassador program.

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17th July 2017
Wendy Pederick, Media
Ph: 0429 171 676, E: media@woolorama.com.au
24/2017

Luke Hall, 26, has won the zone competition of the Rural Ambassador program. 

Luke, a farmer representing the Wagin Agricultural Society, and Vicky Hempsell, a wool technician, representing the Esperance Ag Society, were the two candidates from the Great Southern agricultural region’s country shows.

Three judges – Dr Bruce Mullins (A Royal Ag Society Councillor), Mrs Jessica Hamersley (retired educator), and Mr Russell Thompson (Shire President of Woodanilling) – officiated at an event on Saturday 15 July, putting the two candidates through an extensive interview.  Selection criteria included community involvement, agricultural knowledge, ambition, style, personality and communication skills, as well as public presentation.

Over a luncheon, each candidate was asked to give a 5-minute prepared speech on their choice of three given topics.  Each chose to speak on “The seven wonders of my world” – Luke with passion for his farming life and Vicky with passion for small rural towns of Western Australia and the amazing things achieved by community.

In sashing the winner, Cr Bruce Mullins said either candidate could have won.  He congratulated both, saying he was confident of WA’s rural future in producing such fine examples.

The Saturday competition, hosted by the Wagin Agricultural Society, is in the lead-up to the state finals to be hold in Perth on 19th August.  In his capacity as Rural Ambassador at the local level, Luke attended Wagin Woolorama this year to promote agriculture, be seen and heard, and to commend competition winners.

The Rural Ambassador program, facilitated by Australia’s Royal Shows, is open to 20 to 30-year-olds who have a passion for agriculture and rural pursuits.  The state winner goes on to compete for the national title.  A platform for promoting agriculture, the competition gives opportunity to network with policy architects and industry decision makers.

Luke on goes with the well wishes of the Wagin Ag Society, the zone and his family and friends.

Vicky Hempsell and Luke Hall.

Judges Russell Thompson, Bruce Mullins and Jessica Hamersley with the newly titled Luke Hall, winner of the Rural Ambassador title for the Great Southern group of agricultural societies.


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In perfect autumn weather 21,500 people attended Wagin’s big event on 10th and 11th March.

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30th March 2017
Wendy Pederick, Media
Ph: 0429 171 676, E: media@woolorama.com.au
23/2017

In perfect autumn weather 21,500 people attended Wagin’s big event on 10th and 11th March.  Without show patrons, the effort required to present to the show would be hard to justify.  Thanks to the crowds who looked, learnt, enjoyed, and connected.

Wagin citizens are to be commended for stepping in to make all aspects of the show run like clock-work.  From the Youth Centre who attended the parking gate, to the ladies who prepare the president’s luncheon; from the stewards in the craft pavilion, to the dozens who show up on Sunday to clean up the grounds; hundreds of volunteers, working to raise funds for their organisation, utilised the opportunity to contribute enormously to the administration of the show.

Some work behind the scenes and some are the first engagement visitors have with the happenings of the show.  All are highly valued and deeply appreciated.  Thanks for your courtesy and resourcefulness.

Support from the Shire office, staff and workers is a precious not to be taken for granted.  The relationship is harmonious and the Society appreciates the dedication of the town’s administrative body to ensuring the grounds and buildings are ready and maintained.

For those with a mind for the numbers, 450 trade fair exhibitors participated. In the competitions, there were 1679 entrants with 3444 entries.  These were presided over by 86 judges who were reliant on the 29 show section stewards, all wonderful volunteers.  Farmers brought 1393 head of livestock – a huge commitment of hope and resources, commitment and fraternity.  Congratulations to all the winners.

130 sponsors rewarded the competition entrants and supported all aspects of the show.  Their generosity, promotion of the event, and investment of time and effort is nothing short of amazing.


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Luke is a winner!
Luke Hall, 26, has won the zone competition of the Rural Ambassador program.

Top Show
In perfect autumn weather 21,500 people attended Wagin’s big event on 10th and 11th March.

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