"The RURAL PRESS CLUB (RPC) aims to strengthen the links between rural media, public relations, agriculture, business and government groups in Queensland. It was founded by a group of agricultural journalists over 40 years ago who wanted to promote the development of pastoral and agricultural resources in Australia and to spread knowledge of new farm developments, ideas and techniques to the Australian community".
As well as being able to listen to National Farmers' Federation president Brent Finlay talk about the future of family farming in Australia and the NFF's involvement with new trade negotiations, the yet to be announced drought relief package as well as the government's recently announced Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the RPC also announced this year's Excellence in Rural Media Awards. It also proved an exciting opportunity for a socially-starved mum to dress up and pretend my husband was flying me to Brisbane simply because it was Valentine's Day.
I was extremely humbled to be awarded the inaugural 'Excellence in Social Media' award for this blog.
Pictured with National Farmers' Federation President Brent Finlay and Rural Press Club (Qld) President Brendan Egan. (Photo compliments of Qld Country Life).
I'm guessing that's my fifteen minutes of fame done and dusted. Thanks to those who have already forwarded congratulations, it was an unexpected honour.