Sydney Royal Easter Show 2013

5 Apr 2013 2:11 PM - RGA Rice Exhibit

The Royal Agricultural Society operates a Royal Easter Show Education Program, which aims to inform children, aged 4-12, about agriculture, primary production and where their food comes from.  A key element of this program is a Food Farm Pavilion, which tells the story of food production and the importance of farmers to everyday life. 

The RGA was invited to develop an exhibit about rice in the Food Farm Pavilion for the 2013 Show. This was an opportunity to promote the Australian rice industry and the importance of rice in food production. 

A path led people through the display, with a game and sensory experience in each area.

The display outlined a number of key areas relating to the rice industry:

  • Sustainability and biodiversity
  • Rice growing
  • Farming families
  • Rice processing
  • How each part of the grain is used
  • Rice by-products
  • Surprising foods which contain rice
  • Rice varieties

RGA would like to thank its staff, their families, friends and RGA members who volunteered to host the site during the two weeks of the Show.  RGA would also like to thank SunRice for its support .

Special thanks also goes to Wendy & Craig Taylor from Red Blue Design & Architecture who designed the exhibit.  A big thank you also to Sauce Communications for coordinating the display. Special thanks to the rice program team NSW DPI, Yanco for  growing the plants and supplying product, as well as generously allowing use of the Mini Dehuller and Mini Mill. 

Please click here to view the full report on the show exhibit.