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Newcastle Show seeking 2022 Rural Achievers


Is the Hunter Valley’s next pastoral ambassador in your community?

If the answer is “yes”, then make sure they enter the 2022 Varley Rural Achiever award, just like Laura Main did last year.

The St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock staff member impressed the judges to claim the 2021 crown.

Now, the Greater Bank Newcastle Show (The Show) is searching for its 2022 Rural Achiever participants when the much-loved extravaganza celebrates its 120th anniversary at the Newcastle Showground on 4, 5 and 6 March.

“Applications are currently open for judging,” general manager Emma Spencer said.

“We aim to identify young achievers, presently aged between 20 and 29, whose past and present contributions to rural and regional communities distinguish them as the outstanding and inspiring leaders of the future.

“Finalists will have the opportunity to secure a cash prize, participate in a short course at Tocal Agricultural College, an internship with Varley, network with primary producers, industry leaders and organisations, working behind the scenes at the largest rural agricultural event in NSW and gain valuable leadership skills along the way.”

Varley CEO Jeff Phillips said the company was proud to sponsor the 2022 Rural Achiever award at The Show.

“It’s an iconic community event that’s displayed a unique collaboration of Newcastle’s local business community for 120 years,” he stated.

“Varley has always supported The Show since its conception, along with recognising and encouraging the future leaders within this region.”

The Rural Achiever award endorses rural advocacy and provides potential young leaders with a platform for enhanced professional growth and to inspire ambition for others to follow.

The 2022 winner will be announced during The Show’s official opening, which will hold them in good stead to apply for the Sydney Royal Easter Show Rural Achiever program.

For more information, or to enter, visit the website.

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