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We appreciate the tremendous coverage the media provide in support of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and agriculture.

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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

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

Does Cotton grow on trees?

20 Jun 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RASNSW) is heading north next week in a bid to educate the next generation on where their food and fibre comes from. The Knowing and Growing (K&G) Teacher Professional development program created alongside the NSW Department of Primary industries aims to support teachers following the introduction of mandatory agricultural components entering the NSW school curriculum for the first time this year. Read more

Looking for the top brew in 2019?

20 Jun 2019

Time is ticking to enter the 2019 Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show. With entries closing on 5 June, Sydney Royal is encouraging all Australian Beer and Cider producers to get their hops on and enter. Read more

Canine heroes to be honoured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

20 Jun 2019

Man’s best friend will again be honoured at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show Canine Hero Awards and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is again calling for stories of brave New South Wales canines making a difference in society. The Canine Hero Awards recognise and celebrate a “Service Dog”, an animal who has displayed an act of loyalty, bravery or has conducted a lifesaving feat in the course of its duties, also a “Companion Dog”, a canine who continues to transform lives through its selfless service to a human handler or owner. Read more

Entries Open for one of Australia's most dynamic Fine Food Shows

22 May 2019

Sydney Royal is calling all Australia's best producers to enter its 2019 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show this Spring in a bid to be crowned a Sydney Royal Champion. Read more
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