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PRESIDENT: KAIT SHULTZ
Mudgeeraba and Pittsworth Show Societies - South East Queensland and Darling Downs Sub Chambers
Kait is currently a teacher aide based in Pittsworth and is studying through the University of Southern Queensland a Bachelor of Primary Special Education. Kait has connections throughout the Darling Downs and also South East Queensland, as she grew up on the Gold Coast. Read More
She spends much of her spare time breeding and showing poultry with her partner Jack and believes in the absolute importance of community values, and loves to be involved her local Ag shows. Kait has been an active member of the Mudgeeraba Show for her entire life, and is the coordinator of the Poultry Section. Kait is also striving to be an productive volunteer at her new local Ag Show in Pittsworth, and has developed a new section at the Pittsworth Show designed to educated primary school students on the importance of agriculture.
As a previous winner of the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards, Kait has a strong passion for promoting and continuing the competition at all levels of shows.
Kait’s involvement with Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation began after her participation with both the Showgirl Competition and her part in the development of the Mudgeeraba and Goondiwindi Youth Exchange. These experiences sparked her desire to become more involved outside of the South East Sub Chamber and she now holds the position of Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation Vice-President and cannot wait to see what the future of Queensland Ag Shows holds.
Contact Kait at: [email protected]
TREASURER: CHENEYA VETTER
Charleville Show Society - South West Queensland Sub Chamber
Cheneya is currently an Administration Officer at the Charleville Hospital. Prior to this Cheneya studied a Diploma of Agribusiness and has been working around Central Queensland on cattle properties and building strong connections with various show societies within these outback communities. Read More
Cheneya runs her own Square Meaters Beef Cattle Stud, Serenity Plains, and is currently the Youth Advocate for the Square Meaters Association in Queensland.
Cheneya has also been involved in agricultural shows her entire life whether it has been entering the pavilion, showing cattle or assisting with general duties at the local show. In 2015 Cheneya was the West Moreton Brisbane Valley Miss Showgirl Runner – Up and in 2017 the Central Highlands Miss Showgirl Runner – Up and has also been involved in running Miss Showgirl Competitions in the years that followed.
Cheneya has a strong passion for agriculture and shows which led her to take on a position on the Next Generation Committee in 2018. She hopes to continue her involvement in the Charleville Show Society, South West Region and QCAS Next Generation and aims to promote rural and remote communities, educate on issues faced in rural regions within the agricultural sector and encourage the youth to get involved in our agricultural shows.
VICE PRESIDENT: ADAM TOKELY
Dayboro Show Society - Near North Coast Sub Chamber
Adam is a project support officer for mass transport logistics in the Brisbane area. Through his grandparents and parent’s involvement in the Dayboro Show and Rodeo, Adam started his show journey during childhood. Read More
When he was old enough to properly volunteer, he started helping in the show canteen and continued in a variety of roles at the show into his adult life including being the shows co-ground announcer for the past 10 years alongside his father Dale.
He re-introduced and organised the Kids Passport activity to the show in 2017, and last year designed and organised the shows first Ag Education pavilion in many years. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting his property in rural southern New Zealand and spending time with his niece and 3 nephews.
Adam is the Junior Vice President and local Next Gen rep for the Dayboro Show and is proud to now represent his show and sub chamber on a state level. He looks forward to encouraging more youth participation in agricultural shows to ensure their long and continued growth, and to encourage shared learning of skills and ideas between young people in the show movement.
SECRETARY: EMMA BOUGHEN
Rosewood Show Society - West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber
Emma is a member of the Rosewood Show Society and is the Meat Standards Australia communications officer at Meat & Livestock Australia. Emma has helped in the stud beef section of her local show for more than ten years.Read More
She was the 2012 Rosewood Showgirl and the 2018 Rosewood Rural Ambassador where she went onto represent West Moreton & Brisbane Valley at the State Rural Ambassador Finals.
Emma believes ag shows are an important cultural and economic staple of communities around Queensland and is passionate about communicating their benefits to ensure the movement’s ongoing survival and success.
Emma joined the Next Generation committee as she feels it is an important conduit between young people in show societies around the state and QCAS.
Nanango Show Society - South Burnett Sub Chamber
Nathan is a Teacher at Nanango State High School where he is the Subject co-ordinator for Agriculture and teaches Science and Physical Education. Nathan also works on his family property producing Lucerne, small crops grain and Brahman cattle. Read More
Nathan has been involved in agricultural shows from a young age showing with both his school and family. Nathan sees these shows as an invaluable tool to educate all people about the production of food and fibres, regional tourism and mining industries that sustain regional areas.
Nathan was a competitor in the Marsh Rural Ambassador competition in 2018, as a State finalist Nathan has enjoyed travelling to new shows and seeing how different areas of Queensland highlight their own area.
By his involvement in the Next Generation committee, Nathan hopes to further develop his knowledge of Agriculture across Queensland in order to effectively advocate for primary producers and the show movement to both cities and regional Queensland.
Atherton Show - North Queensland Sub Chamber
Emily is a Townsville based student, studying a Diploma of Higher Education at JCU in Townsville to lead her into her desired tertiary studies of Agribusiness. Read More
Whilst attending Atherton State High School, Emily was a part of her school cattle show stud and has continued to show, working for local breeders since graduating in 2018. In 2019, Emily was the runner-up Young Rural Ambassador for Cairns Show, as well as becoming the 2019 Miss Showgirl for Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society.
Her passion to educate the youth of rural communities about agriculture has been a leading cause for her involvement in the show community. As well as being a member of the Australian Gelbvieh Association, Emily is a member of the Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society and looks forward to being a long term contributor.
Emily wanted to extend the reach of the Next Generation movement to the Far Northern communities hence joining the committee. She believes having an advocate in the northern corner of Queensland will ensure Agricultural shows continue and retain their important place in the communities that’s they support.
Mundubbera Show Society - Burnett Sub Chamber
I am Laura Maeyke, living and working in Mundubbera and studying a Bachelor of Nursing through Central Queensland University. I have a huge passion for helping people, being an advocate for them and to build connections and network where ever I can. Read More I believe I have some great connections coming not only out of Mundubbera, but out of the Burnett region as well. I was the 2019 Mundubbera Miss Showgirl and received the Community Spirit Award at the Burnett Subchamber finals. Throughout the years I have helped out and been involved in our local show whether it be entering into our amazing sections or assisting with general duties. I have also been fortunate enough to judge our Junior Miss & Master of the show over the past years. With my passion for my local show and community, I do aim to bring the Next Generation committee and values to Mundubbera and the Burnett Region. Being a part of the Next Generation Committee will be an asset to not only myself I can see, but our beautiful region as well. By being on the committee I’d like to advocate the necessity for the youth and the younger generation to become members of their local show movement.
I believe I have some great connections coming not only out of Mundubbera, but out of the Burnett region as well.
I was the 2019 Mundubbera Miss Showgirl and received the Community Spirit Award at the Burnett Subchamber finals. Throughout the years I have helped out and been involved in our local show whether it be entering into our amazing sections or assisting with general duties. I have also been fortunate enough to judge our Junior Miss & Master of the show over the past years.
With my passion for my local show and community, I do aim to bring the Next Generation committee and values to Mundubbera and the Burnett Region. Being a part of the Next Generation Committee will be an asset to not only myself I can see, but our beautiful region as well. By being on the committee I’d like to advocate the necessity for the youth and the younger generation to become members of their local show movement.
Atherton, Cairns & Malanda Shows - North Qld Sub Chamber
Paige is passionate about her community, and presently works two part time jobs. She intends to begin studying either nursing or paramedics in the very near future. Read More
Paige has been involved in Agricultural shows for the past 6 years, through participation with her school and connections with local cattle breeders.
Paige’s involvement with the show’s ambassador programs begun in 2017 and 2018, when she entered the Young Rural Ambassador Competitions. In 2019, Paige entered the Miss Cairns Show and was fortunate to win the competition. Paige also entered the 2019 Malanda Show Dairy Queen Competition and placed as Runner-Up.
Paige has been involved with multiple shows throughout Queensland and is very passionate about agricultural shows and helping the community understand agricultural industries.
Paige’s main goal through her involvement in the Next Generation committee is to encourage agricultural shows to continue their commitment to their community, while also engaging young people with agriculture. She also hopes to further grow her own involvement and understanding of the many facets of agricultural shows.
Boonah Show - West Moreton & Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber
Angela is a member of the Boonah Show Society which she has been involved in since the days of entering competitions as a child. She currently works as a high school teacher in Toowoomba and has a passion for exploring the way in which education and the show movement can combine to promote our strong agricultural industries and connect a wider audience with rural Queensland. Read More
She was a State Finalist in the 2019 Marsh Rural Ambassador Awards where she represented the West Moreton and Brisbane Valley. She has also previously been a winner of Boonah Showgirl. She believes these Queensland Shows facilitated competitions provide competitors with fantastic opportunities to grow and to promote the show movement and the local agricultural regions.
Angela believes the shows are important to rural communities and are a way to connect wider society with agriculture and the important role that it plays in our every day lives.