Ramsey Bros is proud to be sponsoring the popular Year 12 Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture for the second year running.
These awards, developed in partnership with the Agricultural Teachers Association of South Australia (ATASA), are presented at the end of the school year to students who have performed at a high level throughout their Year 12 SACE studies and have made a significant contribution to their school or community’s agricultural activities.
Winning students will receive a $250 prize and the opportunity to have a week’s work experience in their local Ramsey Bros dealership.
The focus is on those students who are strongly considering a career in agriculture.
Ramsey Bros Director Linc Ramsey says the company has a 72-year history of partnering farmers in the state.
“Partnering means a lot more than just meeting farmers’ machinery needs – we also need to support the communities we serve and the industry we all work in,” he says.
“Sponsoring these awards supports local high schools and encourages students to consider their many career options in agriculture.
“It’s an investment in the industry’s future.”
ATASA President Damien Brookes says when Ramsey Bros approached the Association about creating an award for Year 12 agriculture students, they welcomed the opportunity.
“This award allows the school and the community to acknowledge students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture,” he says.
“It also recognises and validates students who invest positively in their school and community agriculture programs.
“Encouraging students though this partnership will have numerous benefits locally and state-wide.”
Nominations are put forward by agricultural teachers, who can recommend outstanding agriculture students from their Year 12 cohort. Up to five awards will be presented to the winners during their school’s end-of-year presentation event.
Information packs, with nomination forms, have been distributed to the state’s secondary school agricultural studies teachers through ATASA.
Additional forms can be requested direct from ATASA, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org