Rural Achiever Award 

The Rural Achiever Award is a state-wide leadership program run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. It recognises future young leaders and their significant contribution to their local community and to rural Australia. The Award aims acknowledges young people in primary industry, aged 20-29 years and their achievements.

Networking opportunities with likeminded peers is promoted and facilitated through the RAS and ASC at events including the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The recipients represent NSW at the National Rural Ambassador Award, and have the chance to partake in an exchange program to the Royal Adelaide Show.

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2022 Cooma Show Rural Achiever 

Miranda McGufficke

Education and hands-on experience are key for Miranda, along with clear career aspirations and ambitions regarding sheep, genetics and breeding.

A lifetime on the farm combined with her Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business has Miranda’s focus on initiating change within the agricultural industry, to see businesses adopt new systems and respond to advances in areas including genetics and education.

Seeking out a strong role model or mentor has helped shape Miranda and she is determined to play the same role for others.

Her involvement with community groups and the agricultural Show movement ensures Miranda keeps learning and developing her skills as well as playing a role in influencing the lives of others.

We wish Miranda all the best in the Rural Achiever Award Competition.