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59 farming towns vie for top award

Fifty-nine agricultural towns across South Australia are in the running to take the crown as the state’s best for 2021, with public voting opening today.

More than 90 nominations for 59 different towns have been received for the 2021 Ag Town of the Year Award stretching across the state.

SA Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, David Basham said it was 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,” said Minister Basham.

“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.

“In its third year, it is pleasing to see nearly 60 different towns nominated for the Ag Town of the Year Award with previous winners being Cleve and Pinnaroo.”

The nominees will now be put to a 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.

To vote for your favourite agricultural town, visit www.agtown.com.au.

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