The Rural Ambassador Award Podcast gives you an insight into participants and winners of the Young Rural Ambassador and Rural Ambassador Awards.
These Awards are all about recognising young people who have a genuine interest in rural and regional South Australia and in particular the country show movement.
This podcast is possible through the support of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, a major sponsor the young Rural Ambassador and Rural Ambassador Awards.Guests include Peter Angus, Karl Milde, Garry Shutz, Julia Clarke, Jacqueline Francis, Taryn Mangelsdorf, William and McKeely Denholm and Jake Rowe.Hosted by Annabelle Homer.
Episode 4 : Jacqueline Francis: A super organised and passionate advocate of country shows
“The simplest key to being a Rural Ambassador is getting involved with your show, whether it's working on the gate, bringing along the footy team to man the barbecue or simply entering your biggest pumpkin, get involved and support your community.”
Meet Jacqueline Francis, she lives and breathes country shows.
She is a past Young Rural Ambassador, currently the Junior Vice-president of the Mount Pleasant Show, president of the Kapunda Show, the Junior Vice-president of SA Country Show and the State Young Judges Coordinator.
She loves all things country and is already grooming her 2 young boys to be future generation Rural Ambassadors.
Enjoy the journey with Jacquie Francis.
Episode 3 : Karl Milde: 2019 State Rural Ambassador Award winner
“By me being fortunate enough to win this award, it shows you don’t have to have 15 years hands-on experience in the show to be involved.”
Meet Karl Milde, the 2019 South Australian Rural Ambassador Award winner.
Karl is footy player and a farmer from Eudunda in the mid north of South Australia. He was asked by his local show society to enter the award, so out of respect he agreed.
Little did he know that decision would change his life.
After competing at an Association level, Karl went on to take home the State title but is yet to compete at Nationals, as it’s been cancelled twice due to COVID.
Over the next 15 minutes you’ll hear how much the Rural Ambassador Award has super charged his personal growth, made him a better and more confident leader and ignited a passion to pass on what’s he’s gained to future Rural Ambassadors.
Enjoy the journey with Karl Milde.