HELPING HAND: Marburg Show Society Rural Ambassador for 2016 is Richard Peterkin.
HELPING HAND: Marburg Show Society Rural Ambassador for 2016 is Richard Peterkin. Ali Kuchel

Richard’s rural views for show

FOURTH generation dairy farmer Richard Peterkin is looking to help inject more youth involvement into the Marburg Show through his role as Rural Ambassador.

It’s the second time the Mt Tarampa farmer has won the award due to his passion for regional shows.

“Our shows are aging and there’s not so many people involved in the youth scene,” Mr Peterkin said.

“I think the show needs a big injection of youth.”

He hoped to bring more youth for the Farmer’s Challenge, get more youth through the gates and to exhibit his own cattle.

This year, Mr Peterkin, 28, was uncontested in the running for the Rural Ambassador title.

He will attend the West Moreton sub-chamber final, for the chance to go to the Ekka in August.

Having already faced the judges last year, Mr Peterkin said he was more confident speaking in front of crowds.

“I’ll be better prepared for the sub-chamber this year. It would be an amazing experience to be selected for the Ekka,” he said.

And he’s no stranger to working on a farm.

“I get to do so much in one day, one minute I’m a vet nurse and the next day I’m a builder.”