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Lowood's Sarah Hannah is Queensland rural ambassador

POSITIVE EXPERIENCE: Lowood’s Rural Ambassador for 2014, Sarah Hannah, has been named as the Rural Ambassador for Queensland in 2014/2015.
POSITIVE EXPERIENCE: Lowood’s Rural Ambassador for 2014, Sarah Hannah, has been named as the Rural Ambassador for Queensland in 2014/2015. Amy Lyne

SHE took on Lowood, then the Brisbane Valley West Moreton District and now she has conquered the state in her quest of becoming the Queensland's rural ambassador.

28-year-old Sarah Hannah from Glamorgan Vale was named as the 2014/2015 State Rural Ambassador at the Ekka last week.

In just her first year of competing for the role, Sarah, a primary school teacher, said it had all been a new experience for her.

"For me, it is about education, I am a teacher and it is all about educating the next generation about how to become involved," she said.

She added it was also about educating them on the importance of agriculture is in our own communities.

Her first day back teaching her class of Year 1s, was showing off her trophy and explaining her role.

It has been a long but rewarding process for Sarah over the last few months.

"At Lowood I had to sit for an interview and talk about local history, knowledge on the Lowood Show and agricultural knowledge," she said.

After winning in Lowood she headed to the sub-chamber finals as the representative of the Brisbane Valley West Moreton area. After winning there, it was off to the to the Ekka where she undertook duties such as promotional work, a morning tea with the president of the RNA and further interviews.

"Being named as the Queensland Rural Ambassador you basically do a lot of promotional work," she said.

"So I travel as much as I can throughout all of Queensland going to the local shows, but also agricultural shows.

"It has been a very positive experience to see so much innovation and passion and new ideas coming out of our own area."

Sarah also gets the chance to attend the Agricultural Conference in Singapore in 2016 as well as compete in the National Finals, held at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney next year.

"The best thing is meeting some amazing people from places I would never have dreamt of going to," she said.

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