A life long connection with field days for Stephanie

The Land Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl Stephanie Clancy will speak at the official opening of the field days.

The Land Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl and field days volunteer Stephanie Clancy will be a special guest at the official opening of this year’s field days.

The heady pace of her ambassadorial role combined with her profession as an agronomist is a far cry from her days as a young volunteer serving coffee at a school catering site near the field days western entrance.

Stephanie completed an agricultural science degree at Charles Sturt University, Wagga, and began her career as a sales agronomist with Baker Seed Co at Rutherglen.

She now works as territory manager for Pacific Seeds.

Growing up in a farming family at Urangeline East has meant a lifelong connection with the field days for Stephanie.

“I boarded at St Francis college, Leeton, and had to choose between sport or agriculture – sport was not a viable option so ag fell in my lap and I’ve loved it ever since,’’ she said.

“There are quite a few young woman coming through as agronomists now – there are fantastic opportunities for women right throughout the industry.

“I have a passion for supporting the agricultural industry as a whole especially during the tough times like drought and flood.

“The Showgirl title has presented me with experiences involving networking events, personal development opportunities and a great excuse to go around NSW to see as many different shows as possible.”

Stephanie lives in Albury and plays netball for the Lavington Panthers.

She has only missed one or two field days during the past 24 years.

“The whole community benefits from the field days – at Pleasant Hills, the hotel provides accommodation and a lot of locals come out to help, the whole community strives towards it,’’ she said.

“September is always a busy time in this area with footy finals and Henty – it is great for our region and gets our name out there.’’