WAGIN farmer Luke Hall has won the prestigious title of 2017 Rural Ambassador for WA at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Agricultural Claremont Showground last weekend.
Mr Hall was a finalist from the Great Southern and his win sees him take over the reins from 2016 Rural Ambassador winner Brad Kupsch.
As rural ambassador Mr Hall hopes to be able to inject a farmer’s point of view to all discussions, helping to bring about changes that will be helpful for the sector at a grass-roots level.
The ceremony was attended by Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan and the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) vice president David Thomas.
Runner up of the awards was Stephanie Kennaugh.
Ms Kennaugh was a South West group winner, representing the Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Society.
She has many aims to create a well-managed, sustainable and diverse future for rural communities and protecting the future for Royal Agricultural Societies through education and leadership.
The Rural Ambassador Awards is a national competition aimed at young adults from rural areas who have a passion for living and working in their communities.
It aims to discover the next generation of rural leaders who have the desire to represent and promote their community, their region and their State.
The State finals offers finalists the opportunity to be part of an exciting event meeting peers and engaging with industry leaders.
As State winner, Mr Hall, will represent WA at the national finals in September, 2018, at a venue yet to be announced.