Victorian Rural Ambassador Awards State Final Winner - Sophie Crooke

The State Final of the Rural Ambassador Awards was held Sunday 24th September in Melbourne.  The winner of the 2017 Victorian Rural Ambassador awards is Sophie Crooke.  Sophie represents the Gippsland Group and the Sale Show.  Congratulations Sophie.  Madeleine Allan was the runner up representing the Central & Upper Goulburn Group and the Mansfield Show.
The 9 finalists had a fantastic day at the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday with tours of the facilities.  The finalists had the opportunity to watch the wood chopping and present sashes to one of the competitions winners.  A tour of the Livestock and Winning Tastes Pavilions proved interesting and informative.  The day was capped off attending a "Youth in Agriculture" Function where the finalists spent time with like minded young people.