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ABOUT NEXT GENERATION

          Established in 2008, Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation is the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies youth steering committee. The committee is passionate about agricultural shows, local communities and continuing the legacy of these iconic events.

          Comprising up to 11 members from their respective Sub-Chambers, the committee aims to strengthen the Queensland shows movement by increasing youth participation within local show societies, creating stronger, sustainable events.

          Any member of a local Queensland show between 18 and 35 years old is automatically a Next Generation member.

          Committee members attend their local shows, sub-chamber finals and support the Queensland Ag Shows Board by attending general meetings and assisting with state finals at the Ekka.

MISSION STATEMENT

        Our Mission is to connect, listen, learn about, encourage, and provide value to all involved in Agricultural Shows in Queensland, for sustainability.

WHO WE ARE

          We are the Queensland Ag Shows youth steering committee. We aim to advocate for and encourage young people within the show movement to celebrate the legacy and protect the vibrant future of local ag shows.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

          Next Gen is proud to connect and support young people in the Queensland show movement through initiatives and achievements such as:

  • In January 2020 we hosted the inaugural Agricultural Shows of Australia Conference, which brought together show societies from across Australia and New Zealand.
  • We host the annual Rural Leaders Networking Luncheon at the Ekka to provide a platform for Rural Ambassador and Miss Showgirl state finalists to network amongst themselves and other show leaders, and engage with our committee.
  • Since 2016 we have coordinated the annual Queensland Shows Awards, which acknowledge and encourage the outstanding contributions of local show societies and their hardworking members.
  • We organise the annual Queensland Ag Shows Gala Dinner, where the QSAs are presented to acknowledge those societies and individuals whose efforts and innovations embody what the agricultural show movement represents.
  • We publish the annual Queensland Show Dates calendar, promoting each of the agricultural shows conducted across Queensland each year.
  • We organised the biennial Next Gen and Queensland Ag Shows conferences from 2010 to 2018.
  • We assist with Queensland Ag Shows State Final competitions and run regional sub-chamber workshops.
  • In 2014 we coordinated the 2014 Zimbabwean Exchange.
  • We also identify opportunities to promote the Queensland Ag Show movement by attending event such as the Malanda Cattle Camp and various events and shows.

CURRENT COMMITTEE

Back Row L-R: Matthew Richardson, Catherine English, Jasmine Thornes, Lauren Young, Matthew Petty

Front Row L-R: Sandy-Lea Riehl, Adam Tokely, Marricka Clancy, Bethany McDonald

Sub-Chamber
Name
Show Society
BurnettNO REPRESENTATIVE 
Central HighlandsMarricka ClancyClermont Show
Central QueenslandNO REPRESENTATIVE 
Central & North-West QueenslandNO REPRESENTATIVE 
Darling DownsSandy-Lea RiehlPittsworth Show
Near North CoastAdam TokelyDayboro Show
North QueenslandCatherine EnglishMalanda Show
South BurnettJasmine ThornesNanango Show
South-East QueenslandBethany McDonaldMudgeeraba Show
South-West QueenslandLauren YoungDirranbandi Show
West Moreton & Brisbane ValleyMatthew PettyMarburg Show

CONTACT US

For up-to-date news and information connect with Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation on Facebook, @qldshowsnextgen on Instagram or @QCASNextGen on X, formerly Twitter.

QLD Ag Shows Next Gen Social Media Pages

2022 Queensland Ag Shows State Final Information will not be released until each Sub Chamber Final has been completed and the respective Sub Chamber representatives determined. The closing date for notification of Sub Chamber representatives is 30 June.