High-profile event launch

Renowned journalist and television presenter Pip Courtney will officially open Hamilton’s Sheepvention Rural Expo on July 31.

Ms Courtney is best known for her work as a reporter and host of the ABC series – Landline.

She has won numerous awards for her agricultural journalism including a Queensland Media Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism, the Rabobank Star prize for rural broadcasting, the National Rabobank Star prize and the International Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting for her 2011 two-part feature on the coal seam gas industry in Queensland.

In 2018 Ms Courtney was inducted in the Queensland Press Club’s Rural Journalism Hall of Fame.

She last attended Sheepvention 25 years ago and is eager to return to the region to participate and be a part of the event.

Visitors to Sheepvention can see Ms Courtney at the official opening, followed by an industry focused Q & A session, hosted by Reid Stockfeeds.

The official opening will take place in the Sheep Pavilion.

Sheepvention Rural Expo will be held at the Hamilton Showgrounds from July 31 to August 2.

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