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Articles and stories about the RAS Foundations and its grant and scholarship recipients

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Christmas comes early for NSW Show Societies

29 Aug 2019

Binnaway Show Society is one of 31 Show Societies benefiting from an incredible range of toys and kitchenware distributed throughout regional New South Wales thanks to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF). Read more

Is there a doctor on the farm?

22 Jul 2019

The lure of a country practice could be the reasoning behind sixteen of the forty-nine Rural Scholarship recipients studying medicine, nursing or veterinarian science… or is it the desire to nurture their own regional communities in the same way the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation nurtures aspiring students through the Scholarship program. Read more

Rural-minded students honoured at Armidale Presentation

19 Jul 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation travelled to Armidale on Wednesday to honour eight of its 2019 Rural Scholarship recipients. Attended by Hon. Adam Marshall MP, Minister of Agriculture and Western New South Wales, and University of New England Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, Professor’s James Harris and Brigid Heywood, the night was a celebration of youth in rural and regional New South Wales. Read more

A part-time passion for wine

16 Jul 2019

Passions often emerge from unexpected places; for William Schibeci, it was a part-time job in a bottle shop that sparked an appreciation which would alter his journey forever. A journalism student, studying in Sydney at the time, William decided to leave the pen behind and tell stories through the delicate balance of an Australian blend instead. Read more

Regional Universities keeping communities strong

11 Jul 2019

Granted independent status in 1954, after 16 years as a College of the University of Sydney, the University of New England was Australia’s first regional university. Read more

RAS Foundation supports development of Central West youth

9 Jul 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2019 Rural Scholarship program, with nine out of the 49 young scholars calling the Riverina region home. An initiative designed to build strong and vibrant NSW rural communities, the scholarships are awarded to students originally from rural areas who are studying at University or TAFE within New South Wales. Read more

JB Fairfax Award supporting the future of rural journalism

3 Jul 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is calling on the next generation of journalists to throw their hat in the ring and become a voice for rural and regional Australia. Now open - the JB Fairfax Award for Rural & Regional Journalism scholarship, launched by John B Fairfax eleven years ago, aims to encourage quality coverage of rural and regional affairs by supporting Australia’s up and coming journalists. Read more

Farm fortune: drought does not tell the whole story

3 Jul 2019

With the current rise in drought-stricken farmers experiencing mental health issues, many are left wondering if living and working on a farm is a safe and smart option. Read more
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