Lachlan Patterson from Canowindra has just spent an amazing 8 days at the Sydney Royal Easter Show as part of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Rural Achiever Award program.
The RAS Rural Achiever Award is a statewide leadership program run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW to recognise future young leaders who are working hard to make a significant contribution to their local community and to rural Australia. The Award aims to acknowledge the achievements of young people (20 – 29 years of age) in primary industry and rural communities.
After winning the local Cowra competition last year Lachlan applied to be a part of the program in Sydney and was selected from a group of 20 after being interviewed. The 8 Young Rural Achievers spent the week at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and also included visits to Government House, Parliament House and spending time with National Party politicians around Sydney.
Lachlan was part of the stewarding at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in three categories including Horticulture for Dahlia judging, Merino Sheep and Mohair Goats.
“It was great to be involved in all aspects of the show, especially behind the scenes with the stewards and also all the networking events we attended,” said Lachlan.
James Cleaver, a Drought Co-ordinator for the DPI in Dubbo won the competition and will now be a Rural Ambassador for NSW for 2019.
“I learnt so much and it was great to spend the week in Sydney with like-minded, passionate agricultural advocates,” said Lachlan.