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Does your community need a kitchen? RASF Community Kitchen Grant Opens

19 Nov 2018

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Community Kitchen Grant recognises this and understands the difficulty of raising money for local community projects. The Community Kitchen Grant awards kitchen cabinetry and benchtops alongside at least $10,000 worth of kitchen appliances every year to a New South Wales town which successfully demonstrates the benefits a kitchen upgrade would have on the local community. Read more

VET Students encouraged to apply for RASF Scholarship

15 Nov 2018

New South Wales Vocational Education Training (VET) students are being encouraged to apply for The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation’s (RASF) VET Scholarship. The Scholarship, which is available to individuals studying at registered NSW VET institutions such as TAFE or local colleges, offers scholarships of up to $6000 towards full-time study. Read more

Fencing for the future

15 Oct 2018

Kyogle may be the gateway to the rainforests, but Kyogle Showground is home to the field of dreams thanks to an incredible team of hardworking volunteers and a RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant. Read more

Young Northern NSW egg producer wins RAS Foundation-backed Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship

19 Sep 2018

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) has given its support to the highly-respected Nuffield Australia by backing one of the 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarships. Nuffield Australia’s farming scholarships aim to support and develop the next generation of Agricultural leaders by investing in research and innovation. Read more

When you become a local at Tocal

27 Aug 2018

Famous for award-winning wineries and fresh local produce, the Hunter Valley is also producing stationhands, stock and station agents, wool classers, stud grooms, farriers, farm managers, overseers and agri-tourism specialists. Tocal College, located in the Hunter Valley, is the only residential agricultural college in New South Wales and home to five of this year’s Rural Scholarship recipients. Tocal, meaning ‘plenty’ in Koori dialect, opened as an agricultural college in 1965 and first enrolled females in 1972. The RASF is pleased to support Tocal College students and help develop future generations of agricultural leaders. Read more

Looking for a Bachelor of your own?

27 Aug 2018

The only Bachelor these women are interested in is a Bachelor of Agriculture. Coming from the State’s north west, central west and mid north coast the uniting factor is a strong desire to forge a career on the land. Read more

Just 10 days left to apply for the RAS Foundation’s Rural Scholarships

22 Aug 2018

It is in times of hardship that communities stick together, providing more than just a nod of understanding but meaningful support and while much of eastern Australia is suffering from the effects of lingering drought, we see examples of our youth standing up and lending a hand. Read more

Armidale, Wagga Wagga & Sydney Rural Scholar Presentations

22 Aug 2018

Visiting Armidale in late July, the RASF hosted a function for 2018 Rural Scholarship recipients. Ten students from the Upper Hunter region met with RASF Board Members and staff at Booloominbah Homestead, UNE to receive their Certificates of Excellence and share their stories. Read more
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