Longtime Sydney Royal Easter Show supporter Tom Dwyer today won the annual show legend award. The crowd waited in anticipation as the winner was announced in the district exhibit at the Woolworth’s Food Dome.
“All of these people are part of this award too. You never get an award by yourself, it is the people that support you that give you these awards”, he said.
“Of course I want to thank my wife, she is not able to be here today because she is in hospital”, Mr Dwyer said.
Mr Dwyer’s Royal Easter Show achievements include:
Steward at the Sydney Royal Grain judging competition for the past 10 years
Provided grain samples for the Grain judging competition for the past 10 years
Provided a wool mural feature for the Food Farm at the 2013 Show
Provided all the grains and sheafs of different grasses and grains to decorate the Grain Shed Education Centre at the Sydney Royal
Awarded a 35 years RAS Service Award in 2012
Volunteer of the Western Districts Exhibit for four weeks at the Sydney Royal Easter Show every year
Grown, collected and prepared grain samples for the past 34 years
Grown, collected and prepared clovers and grasses for the last 10 years
Grains co-ordinator for the last 14 years for Western District Exhibit
Guest speaker at several Rotary city and country meetings speaking about the District Exhibits.
Agricultural Societies Council of NSW
Introduced a crop judging competition for school students which was run over a six-year period with the ASC/RAS
Introduced a Dryland Field durum competition, which has been very successful for the last eight years
ASC delegate or director for the past 10 years
Coordinator of the ASC Dryland Field Wheat competition and with the aid of Paul Parker, improved the competition by turning it into four regions of judging so that all crops are at the same maturity at judging
With Paul Parker introduced the NAB Excellence in Farming Award, which was won by farmers who have great farming management skills
Received the ASC Presidents award in 2011 for commitment and dedication.”