Getting a big boot out of Agfest

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“Rural Youth gives you that opportunity to really enhance your skill sets to make you more employable and just have a bit of social life and fun.”

As you wander around Agfest, you might spot a towering pair of cowboy boots.

The boots were created by the Kingborough Huon Rural Youth Club in the lead-up to Agfest in a bid to advertise Rural Youth at the field days.

Club member Dale Hayers had a leading hand in building the giant boots.

“Each club from Rural Youth was approached to deliver a display at Feature Tent and so, as part of Kingborough Huon Rural Youth, we have a big pair of boots that are actually our logo, so we thought why not put them on the timber and display them?” 

The boots were also inspired by the Kingborough Huon club’s motto “get a boot out of life”.

“We’d like to think that, not just Kingborough Huon, but if you join in Rural Youth as part of any club that you will get a really good boot out of life,” he said. “Rural Youth gives you that opportunity to really enhance your skill sets to make you more employable and just have a bit of social life and fun.”

Aside from organising Agfest each year, Rural Youth members can also compete in the annual Young Farmer competition, as well as various regional competitions throughout the year. 

Many clubs also have a presence at their local shows, often running exhibits such as animal nurseries, as well as having regular meetings and attending state events.

The Rural Youth Feature Tent has plenty of information about the organisation, as well as some fun activities, such as a Nerf gun version of capture the flag.

Patrons aged between 15 and 30 can also sign up as members, or enter a draw to win one of 15 memberships.

You can find the Rural Youth feature tent and the big boots at site M88 Main Street.