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2016

Presentation on International Year of Pulses and the need for a sustainable future.

2016 Rural Ambassador Promotes Diversity and Sustainability
A mid-west farmer with a passion for sustainable, progressive agriculture has been named Rural Ambassador of the year.

Scholarship Helps to Lead the Way
Sam Beech has won the prestigious $12,000 Agricultural Youth Scholarship awarded by the Bendat Family Foundation and The Royal Agricultural Society.

Scholarship Makes a Difference
Lois Kowald already had a background in agriculture having grown up on a sheep, cattle and cropping farm in Katanning before taking a “leap of faith” to attend the Denmark-based WA College of Agriculture.

2015

2015 Rural Ambassador a Class Act
Primary school teacher Jess Warr, 24, has been named Rural Ambassador of the year.

Funding Grants for Women in the Agriculture Sector
In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors.

Two students who graduated from WA Colleges of Agriculture in Denmark and Cunderdin in 2014 have been awarded scholarships by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA to study an agricultural related undergraduate degree at university.

2014

2014 Governors Cup
Quairading family Squiers and Sons had plenty of reason to celebrate at this year’s Show - having won the highly-prized Governor’s Cup at the IGA Perth Royal Show for the fourth time - the last three in a row!  The Cup is a testament to the two plus decades the Squiers family has been showing their SAMM and Poll Dorset sheep at the annual eight-day event that brings the country to the city.

Southern Cross Local is 2014 Rural Ambassador
Callum Wesley, 20, of Southern Cross, has been named the 2014 Rural Ambassador and Jeremy Brooks, 27, of Yuna, 100kms north-east of Geraldton, the runner-up.

New President for RAS WA
At the Annual General Meeting held in 24 June2014, Dr Rob Wilson replaced Mr Hugh Harding to head the organisation for the next three years. The RAS Council elected Mr Paul Carter as the new Vice President.

Agricultural Hall of Fame
Professor Clive Malcolm and Mr Dawson  Bradford joined 57 other agricultural pioneers inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame.  More info here.

RAS appoints new CEO
The Royal Agricultural Society of WA on 10 April 2014 announced the appointment of Peter Cooper as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Award Will Add Prestige to Future Career
Nicholas Hardie, 17, has won the prestigious $12,000 Agricultural Youth Scholarship awarded by the Bendat Family Foundation and The Royal Agricultural Society.

Lasting Impressions
Leaders in Western Australia’s agricultural industry are to be recognised for their achievements next week with the induction into the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

A High Note for New Councillor

Leaders in Western Australia’s agricultural industry are to be recognised for their achievements next week with the induction into the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Reaping All Opportunities
A Jennacubbine farmer, teacher, business woman, mediator, facilitator, wife and mother-of-four, has been welcomed to the Royal Agricultural Society as a new councillor.

Government Grants Free Show Entry to Children
Children accompanied by an adult will be given free entry to the IGA Perth Royal Show and their local Royal Agricultural Society-affiliated shows, under a $2million State Government initiative to support Western Australian agriculture.

New Appointment is no dribble
Three reconstructions on one knee ended Mark Zundans’ vision of a basketball career, steering him instead into the world of sporting venues and entertainment management and recently, an appointment as Commercial Manager for the Royal Agricultural Society of WA.

Bendat RAS Youth Scholarship
Nicholas Hardie, 17, has won the prestigious $12,000 Agricultural Youth Scholarship awarded by the Bendat Family Foundation and the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia.  Read more click here

Rural Community Achiever - nominations now open
Each year, the Royal Agricultural Society recognises local Rural Community Achievers who have made significant contributions to Western Australian communities.  The RAS invites you to nominate individuals from your region who deserve a public thank you.  To find out more click here.

Ann Chandler acknowledged for her 50 years as a volunteer

2013

Top Band to play at musical championships in Perth
Soundwave success closes Claremont Showground festival season

Festival season ends on a positive note

2012

RAS questions DEC decison to close Big Day Out early 

Earlier closing time for Big Day Out will cause crowd control issues
Concerns that DEC decision may jeopardise future of Big Day Out in Perth

Perth could lose Big Day Out