COBARGO’S Tamara Martin has been chosen to lead the next generation of young farmers.
Ms Martin, 22, is one of 23 ambassadors for the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Youth in Ag celebrations on March 30.
While she hasn’t received a lot of information, Ms Martin said her roles will include stewarding, promoting Youth in Ag Day, Tweeting and media commitments.
Ms Martin said she will have the opportunity to look at the different sections of the Show.
“It’s pretty exciting,” she said.
“It’s recognition for the things I’ve done – I like being involved.”
Ms Martin has a passion for agriculture which began at a tender age.
Growing up, she was heavily involved in shows around the Bega Valley and is now studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree at Charles Sturt University.
In her spare time, Ms Martin also breeds studs at the Goldstein Park Liomounsins with her fiancé Craig Corby.
“I like putting myself out there,” she said.
Ms Martin last year was one of 40 students to receive a $5000 scholarship from the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW Foundation to assist with her studies.
She received the scholarship as an acknowledgement for her commitment to the local community, including being a committee member of the Cobargo AP&H Society and member of the Cobargo Bush Fire Brigade (BDN, 1/6/12).
In 2012, Ms Martin was also named Miss Cobargo Showgirl (BDN, 27/1/12).
Now in her third and final year at Charles Sturt University, Ms Martin said she again received the scholarship recently for “my local show involvement and passion for the industry”.
Ms Martin said the top five scholarship recipients were then nominated for the Youth in Ag ambassadors’ role.
Youth in Ag Day celebrates the contribution young people make to the agricultural industry in NSW and Australia and also highlights the broad range of opportunities available for young people to be involved in this dynamic and rewarding industry.
RAS general manager of agriculture George Davey said the agricultural show movement was one of rural Australia’s greatest traditions, and Youth in Ag Day was an opportunity to carry these traditions into the next generation.
“Our Youth in Ag Day ambassadors are dynamic, innovative champions for the future of the industry, and for rural and regional areas of Australia,” Mr Davey said.