Entering the 2019 Taree Showgirl competition was a no-brainer for Gabby Wyse.
"I've wanted to do it since I was little," she exclaimed. "I know a few previous showgirls and watched their experience."
Inspired by Wauchope's Nikki Gibbs, who won the showgirl State final a couple of years ago, Gabby has enjoyed the process involved in the Taree competition.
"I've loved every minute of preparation for the show and I get to look at it from a different angle," Gabby said.
Growing up on a hobby farm, Gabby has always associated herself with agriculture.
"I got a dairy farm traineeship after I finished school," she explained.
"I went to uni, left and then became a florist."
Her goal is to head back to uni and become an agronomist (agricultural science).
She's passionate about woman taking a prominent role in the agriculture industry.
"There has never been enough women in the industry," she said.
"Woman are the future of agriculture."
Her advice for women to be involved in the industry is simple. "Go out to farms and talk to people," she said.
Gabby was thrilled with news a junior Taree Showgirl competition could run in 2020.
"I'm all for it, it's a stepping stone for girls across the area to learn about agriculture," she said.
Taree Show will be held at Taree Showground October 11-13.