EIGHT Limestone Coast communities are in the running to become South Australia’s best agricultural town for 2021.
The 2021 Ag Town of the Year Award attracted more than 90 nominations for 59 towns across the state, with residents now able to cast their votes to help crown the winner.
Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham said it is pleasing to see nearly 60 different South Australian towns nominated for this year’s award.
“During tough times, the resilience of our regional communities shine and 2021 has thrown up many challenges, particularly with the impacts of COVID-19,” Mr Basham said.
“Agriculture has continued to keep moving through the COVID-19 restrictions to ensure food from South Australia appears on tables across the country and world.
“I’m proud this award throws the spotlight on our regions and demonstrates the best of agricultural towns in South Australia.
“The award recognises the importance of agriculture in South Australia and the positive economic impact the entire supply chain has on a township and community.”
Now in its third year, the award has previously been won by Cleve and Pinnaroo.
The public vote to help select five finalists who will vie for the title of 2021 South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year.
The winner will be announced at the 2021 Regional Showcase celebration event in November.
Visit www.agtown.com.au to vote.
OUR AG TOWN NOMINEES
Beachport: Livestock, meat and wool, other broadacre crops, cereal crops.
Bordertown: Livestock, meat and wool, vegetables, crops for hay.
Coonawarra: Grapes (wine and table), other broadacre crops, livestock, meat and wool, cereal crops.
Frances: Livestock, meat and wool, other broadacre crops, cereal crops.
Lucindale: Livestock, meat and wool, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay.
Mount Gambier: Forestry and logging, liestock, meat and wool and dairy.
Naracoorte: Livestock, meat and wool, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay.
Robe: Livestock, meat and wool, other broadacre crops, cereal crops.