The State Government has opened nominations for the inaugural South Australian Ag Town of the Year awards.
The award, which is part of the 2019 South Australian Regional Showcase program, aims to highlight the vital role agriculture and other primary industries play in regional communities.
From April to August, an ‘Ag Town of the Month’ will feature and be shared across the Brand SA News platform and through social networks recognising the role agriculture plays in regional communities.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is encouraging regional communities to get behind the award and nominate their town.
“The South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year Award is all about recognising and celebrating the role agriculture and other primary industries, such as forestry and fisheries, play in the economic and social fabric of our regional communities, and the innovation and diversity that come from these towns,” said Minister Whetstone.
“Since announcing the formation of this award, we have received plenty of interest and I expect there to be strong nominations before the 15 February 2019 deadline.
“An independent panel will assess the nominations received and select the top five towns to be profiled.
“We want to uncover and share stories of excellence in activities that have the underpinning goal of growing and promoting primary industries and driving regional development.”
To access the guidelines for the award or to nominate, visit www.regionalshowcase.live