The RAS Rural Achiever Award is a state-wide leadership program run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW to recognise future young leaders who are working hard to make a significant contribution to their local community and to rural Australia. The Award aims to acknowledge the achievements of young people (20 – 29 years of age) in primary industry and rural communities.
The program promotes and facilitates unique agricultural industry networking opportunities with rural leaders and other likeminded individuals through RAS and ASC connections and functions during the Sydney Royal Easter Show. This heightens the opportunity for the recipients to become future leaders in primary industry or the rural community.
The recipients are given additional opportunities throughout the year such as representing NSW at the National Rural Ambassador Award, and the chance to partake in an exchange program to the Royal Adelaide Show.
The program will celebrate 30 years in 2019.
As part of an ongoing alumni program our hope is that Rural Achievers also become ambassadors for the RAS and the wider Show movement.
Applications have closed for 2019. If you wish to enquire about the 2020 RAS Rural Achiever Award, please contact us on 02 9704 1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.