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PRESIDENT: BRIANNA HOCKEY
Monto Show Society, Burnett Sub Chamber
Brianna is a Brisbane based Agribusiness lawyer with Thynne + Macartney. Recently relocating from Bundaberg, she has strong connections throughout the Wide Bay and North Burnett regions. Read More
This experience, combined with her continued involvement in her family’s grazing operation at Monto has provided Brianna with a passion for the agricultural industry. She aims to promoting the significant role of agricultural shows in providing economic stimulus to the state, bringing communities together, educating the public about agriculture and promoting the vibrant communities who host these unique events across rural and regional Queensland.
Brianna joined the Next Generation executive committee in 2014 participating in the state final of the 2010 Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards. She remains involved with the Monto and District Show Society as the Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador coordinator and holds the position of secretary/treasurer for the Burnett Sub Chamber.
She believes the Next Generation committee serves an important role to encourage youth participation in the show movement to ensure the traditions of each local show are able to continue into the future. The connections with people who share a similar vision, a passion for rural shows and the industries they champion, is a motivating factor for Brianna’s involvement with the Next Generation committee. She hopes to encourage more people to become involved and volunteer with their local show.
Contact Bri at: [email protected]
VICE 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]
SECRETARY: CLARE WEBSTER
Gatton Show Society, West Moreton & Brisbane Valley subchamber
Clare is a member of the Gatton Show Society, and she has been involved with her local show since she was a child. Clare has competed in many sections of the pavilion, but the cookery section is one she is extremely passionate about. Read More
Wanting to expand her knowledge of the show movement, Clare entered the Miss Showgirl competition in 2013 and won. She believes this allowed her the opportunity to take on more roles within the Gatton Show Society.
Clare is passionate about getting youth involved and was part of establishing a youth committee within her local show. By becoming part of Next Generation, Clare hopes to further build upon her knowledge of the show movement and network with other like minded people to continue to increase youth involvement.
Contact Clare 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.
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.
Gatton Show Society - West Moreton and Brisbane Valley Sub Chamber
Michaela has been involved within the show movement since she was a child. She first started competing in the Needlework and Craft section at 4 years of age before competing in the Cookery and Horticulture sections as a teenager. Read More
After becoming a member of the Gatton Show Society, she entered the Miss Showgirl competition. After winning at Gatton, Michaela wanted to expand her knowledge of the show movement which has allowed her to succeed in many different roles from stewarding to Gatton Next Gen to Assistant Secretary but has recently found her passion as Public Relations officer and Night Programme co-coordinator.
By joining the Next Generation Committee, Michaela wants to broaden her involvement, actively participate in having a stronger Next Gen presence and aid in shaping the opportunities for youth within the show movement.
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.
Pittsworth Show Society - Darling Downs Sub Chamber
Jack is the President of the Pittsworth Show Society and has always been involved in Ag Shows. Through his job as an Agricultural Science teacher, Jack has been involved in exhibiting Beef Cattle at many shows across Queensland, helping out with the next generation of show’s enthusiasts. Read More
Jack, with his partner Kait breed and exhibit a wide range of poultry and waterfowl and are actively involved in the running of many Poultry Sections at Ag shows across South East Queensland.
Jack’s involvement in Pittsworth Show started at a young age, through exhibiting poultry, cattle, horses and various other sections. He then took on the Chief Steward of the section before leaving high school. With the intentions of becoming more involved, Jack ran for the Rural Ambassador of Pittsworth, joined the committee and later nominated for Vice President. Jack is now the President and enjoys the relationships that have been formed within the show society.
Jack is also the Co-Ordinator for the Young Poultry Judges Competition in Queensland and aims to boost the support of this exciting new competition, with the hope that many Ag Shows across Queensland implement the competition at a local level.
Through his involvement with the Darling Downs Subchamber, Jack hopes to stress the importance of youth involvement within the show movement and thinks that Next Gen is a perfect platform for young people to become involved in.
Beaudesert Show Society - South East Queensland Sub Chamber
Georgina is currently working as a Communications Officer in Local Government, which sees her based in Beaudesert. She has a strong passion for furthering the education of young women in rural communities and bringing the show movement to all through digital technology. Read More
During her time as Beaudesert Miss Showgirl, Georgina took her sash around Europe which led to the creation of #tourdeshowgirl on social media. This allowed her to promote the Miss Showgirl competition in a new way whilst also exhibiting the South East Queensland shows during her year as the South East Queensland Miss Showgirl.
Now that she has finished her Miss Showgirl reign, Georgina recently took up sewing, but also enjoys photography, baking and team sports.
By taking part in Next Generation, Georgina hopes to use her journalistic skills to connect more people with the show movement while also encouraging more show committees to utilise their younger members’ technological skillsets.
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.