Merino team thanks Rural sponsor

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Rural Bank's Judy Arbery (second from left) visited Sims Farm to be presented with a plaque from agriculture co-ordinator Aleks Suljagic and National Merino Challenge competitors Angus Tomney and Mackenley Harradine.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Rural Bank's Judy Arbery (second from left) visited Sims Farm to be presented with a plaque from agriculture co-ordinator Aleks Suljagic and National Merino Challenge competitors Angus Tomney and Mackenley Harradine.

Support from the community and local businesses is essential for Sims Farm and the students studying agriculture at Cleve Area School, and last week the students were able thank one of their local sponsors.

Agriculture co-ordinator Aleks Suljagic said Rural Bank’s sponsorship of  the school’s National Merino Challenge team made the trip possible.

“We have received many favourable comments from the Cleve and Districts community about student success at this year’s National Merino Challenge,” Mr Suljagic said.

“Our participation at this event was made possible by the very generous sponsorship extended to us by Rural Bank.”

To thank Rural Bank, Mr Suljagic and the student competitors, Angus Tomney, Mackenley Harradine and Sophie Nuske presented Judy Arbery with a Sims Farm and Cleve Area School plaque.

“Fittingly, Judy was presented with this acknowledgement while Year 10 Agriculture students were preparing our team of wethers for the Interschool Merino Wether competition, which will be at the Royal Adelaide Show later this year,” Mr Suljagic said.

“We are appreciative and thankful for Rural Bank’s generous financial support of our agricultural programme.”