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

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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

Fundraising in the bag

22 Mar 2019

Fundraising in the bag Read more

A different type of fortune

22 Mar 2019

A different type of fortune Read more

Williamtown’s Jarrod Sansom named 2019 JB Fairfax Rural Journalism scholar

1 Feb 2019

Williamtown local, Jarrod Sansom has taken out one of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundations most prestigious awards, the JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism. The award, which was established by John B Fairfax AO in 2008 aims to foster the next generation of rural journalist, providing them with invaluable opportunities to grow their portfolio and tell stories from rural Australia. Read more
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