Winter wins award

by admin on February 20th, 2019

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AWARD: Brian Winter with his award for 35 years of service to the Royal Agricultural society as a member of the Northern District Exhibit council.Brian Winter has recently been recognised for 35 years of service to the Royal Agricultural society as a member of the Northern District Exhibit council. But Mr Winter’s involvement in Agricultural shows goes as far back as his childhood. CRAIG THOMSON reports.
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“For as long as I can remember I have been involved in shows,” Brian Winter says as we talk about his love of all things rural.

“I was a member of the Glen Innes Rural Youth Club from the age of nine and my project was growing vegetables.

“I used to have quite a big garden and my father would help me and show me how to prepare my ground and sow my seeds.”

Mr Winter said he and his dad would be very busy at show time and would always take a car load of vegetables to town.

“But we didn’t just compete with our vegetables at the shows, a lot of the kids in Rural Youth Club would have steers,” he said.

“My sister and I would take our steers to Tenterfield and compete, there were a lot of families involved and we all had a lot of fun, especially at show time and I have made life long friends from those days.”

Mr Winter took his love of the shows into his adulthood and joined the Glen Innes Show society when he was 18 years of age.

“I have been a member of the show society ever since then,” he said.

“I am currently vice president and I enjoy everything I do and have done at the Glen Innes show, especially looking after the farm produce section and the Merino sheep section,” he said.

“It has been a very rewarding experience to be involved with the show and show people over the years and it is especially good that the Rural Youth animal nursery is one of the first stops for families when they visit the show.”

Mr Winter still sees preparing for rural shows as a positive experience.

“My first big show was the Royal Easter Show a week after I turned 18 and that was quite an experience,” he said.

“Everyone puts a lot of effort into district exhibits, most of them are huge and a lot of hard work goes into preparing them with long days to get them finished before a show opens.

“The Northern District Exhibit goes to Brisbane in August and that is always great and it is also warmer than Glen Innes.”

Reflecting on his time with the Northern District Exhibit council and the Glen Innes Show society Mr Winter said that friendship is the glue that binds the people who come back year after year.

“I have met so many people from all over the state and Southern Queensland and a lot have become good friends,” he said.

“Shows for me are all about the people that exhibit and all the showgoers that make for a fun time for all ages.

“My family and I have had so many wonderful times at all the shows and they have been a very big part of my life and will continue to be.”

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