Agriculture runs through the veins of Tammy Clifton.
The Taree Showgirl entrant is inspired by her grandmother Coral, who still runs a dairy farm, to take a role in the industry.
"She is an amazing agricultural lady, an inspiration," Tammy said.
Tammy can't wait for the showgirl competition to get underway.
"It's a really good opportunity," she said.
She left school at the end of year 10 and quickly picked up work in the dairy industry.
"I've always worked my way back into the industry," she smiled.
Her long term goal is to become an agriculture teacher.
"I feel the industry is dying and there's very few female agriculture teachers," Tammy said. "I want to help change that."
She feels women in the industry haven't been treated fairly.
"I feel it is very important for women to be accepted in the industry," she said.
"My younger sister is in the industry and she has felt shunned sometimes for being female.
"It shouldn't be an industry that is male dominated."
She backed plans to hold a junior showgirl competition in 2020.
"I've always said the next generation will shape our planet," Tammy said.
Over the years, Tammy has competed in horse riding events at the Taree Show.
Taree Show will be held at Taree Showground October 11-13.