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$6000 VET Scholarships available through RAS Foundation

3 Dec 2019

Vocational Education and Training (VET) students from regional and rural New South Wales are being encouraged to apply for the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) VET Scholarship with support ranging from $3000 to $6000 for full or part-time students. Read more

Christmas comes early for Northern NSW Show Societies

3 Dec 2019

Show Societies across Northern NSW will receive over $200,000 dollars’ worth of toys and kitchenware just in time for Christmas, thanks to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s (RAS) Foundation collaboration with Good360. Kitchenware generously donated by Sydney Showground and Canterbury Leagues Club will provide much needed goods, including plates, glassware and cutlery, while toys funded by the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Thank a Farmer Day, will be shared amongst 20 deserving Show societies. Read more

RAS Foundation offers kitchen upgrades to local communities

3 Dec 2019

Applications for the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) 2020 Community Kitchen Grants program open today. The grants provide an opportunity for rural and regional New South Wales community organisations to apply for kitchen goods, valued at over $20,000. By providing functional kitchen upgrades, the RASF Community Kitchen Grant program aims to transform the buildings and facilities which form the heart of rural and regional communities across the state. Read more

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
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