Show bags, dog trials and Niall Blair
Get amongst the bustle of show goers and hustle of animals, wood-choppers and fresh food growers! The annual Royal Easter Show has come around again. All this excitement can be overwhelming and it’s easy to get swept away in the fun of the show, but it’s important to remember what lies at the heart of this event.
The Royal Easter Show is fundamental to the Royal Agricultural Society’s vision – to encourage the sustainable development of agriculture by staging events and competitions that support agricultural excellence and innovation. A non-for-profit organisation, the RAS dedicates itself to being an influential regional voice that explains the process of paddock to plate in a fun and innovative way.
Aside from providing direction and structure to our agricultural show schedule year in, year out, the RAS also provides scholarships and grants to stimulate regional Australia. The 230 scholarships and 80 community grants generate $616 million to NSW annually and engage with nearly 4000 schools to teach young people about food origins and security.
Don’t miss out on the Ag Bags during the Show – another wonderful initiative from the RAS that showcases only Australian agricultural products. The money raised goes straight back into regional and rural communities and these can be found at the Woolies Fresh Food pavilion.
Niall Blair and his ministerial team will set up office at the Easter Show for the entire duration. This will make Niall the first Primary Industries minister ever to do so. Aside from Niall, you can also be entertained by the likes of beloved musician Troy Cassar-Daley, and the man from Snowy River in a dramatic new production of Banjo’s famous poem.
Don’t miss this year’s exciting Easter Show entertainment! At the end of the day, its helping cement the relevance of regional NSW in the eyes of our city counterparts.