Leeton’s Liz Munn selected as 2017 Rural Achiever Finalist
Agronomist, Liz Munn, from the Leeton branch has been recently announced as one of the eight Rural Achiever finalists across NSW for 2017. The Rural Achievers are selected each year by the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW following a lengthy application process and interview process.
Participants are selected on their personal achievements, their knowledge of agriculture and regional NSW and national rural issues, and their involvement in local show societies.
The 12–month Rural Achievers program involves a 7–day experience of the Royal Sydney Easter show where participants will be stewarding, networking, and presenting a speech on which they are judged.
Liz Munn was selected based on her contribution to the agricultural industry, her community, and her local show societies. Liz is heavily involved in many committees and groups, including:
- President of the Leeton Show Society
- Assistant Secretary of the Moree Show Society
- ASC Next Generation Group 9 Delegate
- Board member of the Northern Plains Regional Advisory Committee for National Parks
As well as her involvement in these groups, Liz has always been immersed in agriculture. Liz hails from Moree in northern NSW where she worked on cotton farms and dryland broadacre farms. She then moved to Leeton where she worked for the DPI at Yanco on a cotton insect pest project before she began working for Yenda Producers as an agronomist.
Liz intends to use the Rural Achiever program to meet new people, share her opinions and first–hand experiences on agricultural issues to an urban audience, and to help bridge the gap between the city and country.