Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Are you a young farmer? Are you up for a challenge? If so, then Sydney Royal Easter Show Young Farmer Challenge is the ultimate test!

A headline event of the Show’s inaugural Youth in Agriculture Day, Saturday 16 April, the Young Farmer Challenge is a highly entertaining event that pits teams of four young farmers against each other in a quest to find out who has the full suite of rural skills.

In this marathon of farming skills, up to 80 young farmers will tough it out over eight events designed to test different skills. Events include everything from milking a cow to changing a motorbike tyre, fencing to hay bale stacking and assessing soil samples for physical and chemical properties. Competitors will be tasked with saddling a horse and riding it through a set course, building a chicken coop and distinguishing a fire using
appropriate techniques.
Youth in Agriculture Day aims to recognise and support youth in Australian agriculture and celebrate the contribution young people make to their rural and regional communities. Youth in Agriculture Day events:

Young Farmer Challenge
Showgirl presentation
 Rural Achiever Award Public Speaking Showcase
Youth in Agriculture Networking Function
 RAS Foundation Scholarships and “$25,000 Question” presentations
 ACAS Scholarship presentations

To keep up to date with the Young Farmer Challenge and other RAS Youth Group initiatives, join the Youth
Group Facebook group “RAS Youth Group”.

If the Young Farmer Challenge sounds like a test you’re willing to take, please contact Paige Cape
pcape@rasnsw.com.au or (02) 9704 116. Alternatively, entry forms are available at

Media inquiries, interview and high-res image requests:
Philippa Lampe – RAS Media & PR Manager Anna Phelps – RAS Media and PR Coordinator P (02) 9704 1453 E plampe@rasnsw.com.au P (02) 9704 1471 E aphelps@rasnsw.com.au

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