FOR the second year, the annual Rural Ambassador Award has been won by a Western Australian.
Rikki Foss, 27, who moved with her farmer husband to Corrigin this year from Northam, was last Friday judged the winner from a field of five other state finalists at the Royal Melbourne Show.
Last year Rikki was named as the Royal Agricultural Society¹s Young Rural Ambassador of WA.
She works in grain marketing as a regional manager for the Grain Pool in the central zone, servicing a grower base of 2800 mixed grain enterprises.
In 1997, Rikki graduated from Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Curtin University with a Bachelor of Agribusiness Marketing degree.
She has also completed training in risk management, media skills and quality assurance and is studying for a Diploma of Management and Leadership to help expand her role in the rural sector.
Her involvement with the show movement has included being a judge at the Northam Show in the grain and crop section for the past four years. Rikki has also assisted the Corrigin Show Society and attended other shows around the state and the Perth Royal Show.
Rikki grew up on a family farm at Bindi Bindi.