WAGIN Woolorama is proud to announce the new Young Rural Ambassador for this year is Pip Shields from Dumbleyung.
Ms Shields is currently working with the Wheatbelt Development Commission as the senior regional officer.
Through her position as Young Rural Ambassador Ms Shields hopes to promote rural, regional and remote WA as a wonderful place to live, love, work and invest.
Apart from being passionate about her job, Ms Shields is passionate about life.
She is involved in many sporting and community clubs in Dumbleyung and Narrogin and enjoys hobbies from travel and cooking to water sports.
“I am extremely honoured and excited to be selected as the rural ambassador for the Woolorama for this year,” Ms Shields said.
“I have always admired the role of rural ambassador and the opportunities it provides for young people living in rural WA.
“It has taken me a few years to get the courage to apply for the award as I didn’t think I would be eligible and the calibre of past Woolorama rural ambassadors is outstanding.
“I am looking forward to being involved and a part of the Woolorama.
“I am particularly looking forward to meeting as many of the exhibitors as possible.
“Their passion, whether it is business or hobby, is extremely important to the Woolorama.
“The diversity of exhibitors ensures this great event caters for everyone’s interests and showcases why Woolorama is of great importance to WA’s (and Australia’s) event calendar.”
Ms Shields is prepared to make the most of her days during Woolorama.
“I have been advised to wear comfortable shoes,” she said.
“I think I will pack a couple of different pairs including boots, so I can fit in with the livestock exhibitors.”
Ms Shields hopes to make the most of this opportunity, particularly the professional networks and would like to showcase why rural WA is the best place to live, work and invest.
She is an accomplished woman and already has great aspirations to achieve as much as she can in this position.
“I hope that I will make the Woolorama officials, family and friends proud and I hope that this honour may take me to the next level of the award which is a nomination to the State Rural Ambassador Award,” she said.
“The ultimate would be a nomination to the National Rural Ambassador Award.”