RASWA President Dr Rob Wilson with 2016 recipients Jarvis Brown, Byron Blevin and Ada Shackleton
and RASWA Agricultural Education Consultant Alysia Kepert
In 2016, the Royal Agricultural Society of WA added a new award to a growing list of educational scholarships. The Agriculture Encouragement Award provides encouragement to students in year 10-12 who are interested in an agricultural career. Recipients received $500, a 2016 RASWA membership and participated in a half day program at the IGA Perth Royal Show.
This year the awards went to Ada Shackleton, Byron Blevin and Jarvis Brown who are all attending metropolitan schools. A presentation was held in the President’s Lounge at the 2016 IGA Perth Royal Show.