There is a lot more to Sharna Holman that just a beautiful smile and a love of cotton farming. Sharna is a city girl who has embraced living in rural Australia with a burning desire to promote her region and the agriculture sector she loves at every opportunity whether as a Young Farming Champion or volunteering at her local show.
Sharna was recently recognised for her community dedication by winning the Emerald Show Society’s Rural Ambassador award. The Emerald Show Society’s Rural Ambassador then goes on a journey to potentially being named “The ‘Marsh Rural Ambassador’
This competition highlights the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland, in particular those associated with the Agricultural Show movement. The competition identifies young people who are actively involved in the show movement, have a sound knowledge of current rural issues affecting their local areas,
“Queensland and Australia and have a strong affiliation with agriculture. I decided to compete in Emerald’s Show Society’s Rural Ambassador Competition as a way to meet other young people who were also passionate about agriculture and the local region and become more involved with my local show.
I also believed being Emerald’s Rural Ambassador was a fantastic opportunity to share my agricultural story, highlight what a great region we live for those wanting to get involved in the agricultural industry and that having an non-agricultural background isn’t a barrier to getting involved in your local agricultural shows.
It was an honour to be awarded the title of Emerald’s 2017 Rural Ambassador, and represent my town when I head to the Central Highlands Sub-Chamber finals where the winner then competes in the State Final held during the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA) is August.’ said Sharna