This year's Rural Achiever not only wants to be an ambassador for youth in agriculture, but hopes to promote the show society movement.
Nathan Leach was named the 2021 BDM Rural Achiever at the Dubbo Show on Saturday.
The 25-year-old, who has a passion for breeding and showing cattle, said country shows were important for highlighting resilience, especially after years of drought followed by bushfires and COVID.
"Our local shows are probably one of the most important things in our area and we need to promote them the best we can," he said.
"It brings the whole community together and is great for everyone involved."
The Rural Achiever competition aimed to find the person most suited to represent young, regional men and women of NSW.
Like the Showgirl competition, the entrants are judged on their personality, confidence, knowledge and presentation.
Mr Leach has been involved with the Dubbo Show for many years, and represented the region in the annual Sydney Show. He said he took this opportunity to expand his involvement.
Mr Leach attended Narromine High School and had now completed a certificate four in agriculture and certificate three in primary industries.
He said he enjoyed breeding and showing cattle, and not only worked at his family owned shorthorn stud business based in Narromine, but also hoped to expand his private livestock rural contracting business.