Taree Showgirl entrant Amylia Eddie believes the Taree Showgirl competition encourages young women to be involved with the agriculture industry.
Just days away from the Taree Show, the 20-year-old civil engineering student said she strives to set an example for other women.
"I do try to be a leader and encourage other women to follow their dreams," she said.
"Being helpful is also my passion."
It might be her first time entering the competition but she's no stranger to the Taree Show.
"I have done lots of events with horses and have taken photos as well," she said.
If given the opportunity to represent Taree at the zone final, Amylia said she would balance the commitment with her university studies.
Amylia was a child of the land and maintains a passion for animals.
"I've been around horses as long as I can remember, I still have my first pony," she smiled.
"I just love animals and I hope to buy a farm in the future and house rescue animals."
She mentioned her days working with chickens at Wingham High School's agriculture farm.
Through Project Everest, Amylia will head to Fiji at the end of the year to work within farm systems to boost their sustainability and proficiency.
Taree Show will be held at Taree Showground October 11-13.