The RAS Young Farmer Challenge is the ultimate test of skill and ability, with young farmers showcasing their expertise in a series of on-farm challenges. This can be anything from animal handling to fencing, driving tractors, putting out fires, first aid, heavy lifting and transport challenges.
Teams must have won a Young Farmer Challenge at an agricultural show in regional NSW to qualify for the State final hosted at the Easter Show. Visit the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW website to find a show where you can qualify.
In addition to $500 cash for the winners, the winning team will go on to represent NSW in the Australian Young Farmer Challenge National Final. This year, the national competition will be held at the Royal Adelaide Show in September.
The competition is open to teams of four young people (18 - 35yrs) involved in farming or other areas of the agricultural industry. Teams must be made up of both male and female competitors.
To enter a team, contact the Youth Initiatives Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9704 1160
Up-and-coming agriculturalists go toe-to-toe in the Junior Young Farmers Challenge.
Mixed teams of three, aged 12 – 17 years, must complete a course of up to seven challenges that will test skills, stamina and smarts. The team who complete the course in the fastest time with safety first will win!
This competition is run in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Rural Achievers and the RAS Youth Group. Through the challenges, secondary students can display their farming smarts, skills and knowledge.