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Staves Brewery Pale Ale named Best Draught Beer at record-breaking Sydney Royal

19 Aug 2019

Glebe’s Stave Brewery has been celebrated for its clean, traditional style Pale Ale taking home Champion Draught Beer at the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show. In a record-breaking competition for Sydney Royal, Staves battled it out against 85 Draught Beer entries across 15 classes to claim the top award, demonstrating its perseverance to craft the perfect Pale Ale after taking home a Sydney Royal Silver medal for the beer in 2017. Read more

Great Australian red honoured at 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

16 Aug 2019

Yabby Lake Vineyard has been awarded the highest honour at the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show, with its 2017 Heathcote Estate Single Vineyard Shiraz winning the coveted KPMG Perpetual Trophy for Best Wine of Show and the Tucker Seabrook Perpetual Trophy for Best State Show Wine Read more

Ag careers in the spotlight at AgVision

6 Aug 2019

Australia’s premier agriculture and agribusiness careers exhibition, AgVision, has sold out with just two weeks until the event gets underway in Sydney. Now in its seventh year, AgVision will see more than 1,200 students from years 9-12 attend interactive sessions and network with leading agricultural experts, at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park on 7 August. 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

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
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