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Young leader Zack Currie to build on Horsham ag society progress

LEADER: Horsham Agricultural Society newly elected president Zack Currie.

LEADER: Horsham Agricultural Society newly elected president Zack Currie.

At 21, Zack Currie has become the youngest Horsham Agricultural Society president.
A member since 2016 and junior vice-president last year, Mr Currie accepted a nomination from members to lead the organisation this year.
He said he looked forward to leading the society and again being involved in the organisation’s main event, the Horsham Show.
“Volunteering has always been a big thing for me,” he said.
“It will be my fourth show this year. I get a lot out of it, and the people here are really supportive.”
Originally from Bonnie Doon, Mr Currie is a qualified fleece judge and won a senior wool-handling competition at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in 2017.
“My main passion is the fleece section and sheering competitions,” Mr Currie said.
“With the three years of me being here we have made the wool-handling section much stronger than it used to be.”
Mr Currie said he hoped to see this expansion and growth continue for agricultural shows.
He said agricultural shows were losing their appeal and it was important they remained relevant.
“We are trying to keep them alive. They have had to evolve with the times, and younger heads are slowly seeing results,” he said.
Horsham Agricultural Society secretary Andrea Cross described Mr Currie as a ‘visionary’ in his area of passion.
“He has taken a really strong interest in the organisation,” she said.
“He is passionate about agricultural shows. He holds them very close to his heart and he wants to build capacity in that space.”
Mr Currie is one of several young members making an imprint in Horsham Agricultural Society, which continues to provide a platform connecting young people with the experience of older generations.
Previously, Dalton Cross became president of the organisation at 22.
“We have a contingent of young people in the society,” Mrs Cross said.
“They bring new ideas and they perhaps have a different approach to things, but at the same time are keeping core values and the history of the organisation.”
Mr Currie said young members were important in strengthening volunteering organisations and encouraging a passion for volunteer work in younger community members.
“We can use young members to reach out to those of a similar demographic. It is probably the best way to encourage other young people to get involved,” he said.
Mr Currie will lead the society with support from new vice-president Leigh McGennisken.

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