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RAS backs NSW Government country show package

Posted on : 30 January 2020

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is proud to endorse the recent NSW Government sponsorship package set to assist country shows across New South Wales.

Following the cancellation of more than a dozen agricultural shows in recent months due to the impacts of bushfires and on-going drought, the NSW Government will provide grants up to $5000 for shows in regional NSW Local Government Areas from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package cementing the future for country shows in 2020.

Murray Wilton, RAS General Manager for Agriculture says he applauds the NSW Government on providing such vital support for regional and rural communities.

“Country shows play such an important role in bringing people together, especially during times of adversity. They are the largest social gathering for many in regional and rural areas, providing a much-needed break from the property, a chance to catch-up with old friends and a strong sense of community,” said Mr Wilton.

“This is a fantastic initiative that will offer a much-needed boost to regional show societies and in turn, support local businesses.

“By supporting our country shows you are supporting the social fabric of regional and rural NSW.”

The RAS and Agricultural Societies Council (ASC) will work with the NSW Government in the coming weeks to communicate the new sponsorship package with regional and rural communities and NSW show societies.

For further information about the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus Package or to apply for the sponsorship grant please visit: http://www.nsw.gov.au/droughtstimuluspackage

For further information on the Royal Agricultural society of NSW (RAS) please visit the website.

 

RAS Media Contact:

Nicola Dalby

Manager - Public Relations and Communications

T: 02 9704 1041

M: 0434 579 906

E: ndalby@rasnsw.com.au

 

About the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW:

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822. The RAS is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting agricultural development and rural communities in Australia.

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