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Episode 17 - Easter Show Preview


For many, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a family tradition. Behind the scenes, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW works tirelessly to bring 12 days of fun to about 850 000 people. It’s a special year for the not-for-profit organisation, celebrating 200 years of service to agriculture. So, with each ticket you purchase, you’ll be supporting real farmers to strive for excellence and also, young farmers who deserve a bright future to look forward to. The society’s General Manager of Agriculture is today’s guest and has a special preview of this year’s show.

  • Murray’s favourite location at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, run by the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW.

  • After being cancelled in 2020, the show went ahead in 2021 with capped numbers which will also be the plan for this year.

  • The Easter show is on from April 8 to 19 over the school holidays and how limiting numbers to 80,000 per day allows for a more enjoyable experience.

  • Murray shares the special events planned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RAS, including a Parade through city streets.

  • Princess Ann will be attending on the 9th of April and will bring the “Royal” to the Easter Show.

  • Murray says ‘The Cattleman’s Bar’ is the place to find stories about life on the land.

  • The mental health benefits of farmers coming to the Easter Show to compete and catch-up with their peers.

  • The RAS is a not-for-profit organisation and Murray explains where the proceeds go.

  • The judging process is an opportunity for farmers, and small goods producers, to receive feedback and lift their spirits with a winning blue ribbon.

  • Murray loves to watch as patrons arrive at the gate as it reminds him of his childhood.

  • The beloved ‘AgBag’ in the showbag pavilion, an easy way for everyone to help the cause.

  • The most unexpected thing to happen while Murray has been running this event.

  • The value of this event for farmers and the opportunity for city children to learn where their food comes from.

  • Murray’s dream for the future of the show and educational agricultural programs.

We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.

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