Regional communities across South Australia are being reminded to nominate their town for the 2020 South Australian Ag Town of the Year award with nominations closing in a week (Friday 18 September).
In its second year, the South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year award recognises South Australian towns' connection to agriculture and the positive impact it has on communities.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham encouraged people to nominate their regional communities before the closing date.
"Our regional communities have had a difficult 2020 and they have shown a significant amount of resilience through drought, bushfires and COVID-19," said Minister Basham.
"The Ag Town of the Year award highlights the vital role agriculture and other primary industries play in supporting not only our economy but our everyday life.
"Cleve was the worthy winner of the 2019 Ag Town of the Year and I look forward to crowning a new winner in 2020.
"Agriculture is a key driver of our state's economy and we rely on regional communities for their world-class produce.
"Nominating your local town for the award is a great way to thank our regional communities for their contribution to agriculture.
"Following the nomination process, the public will be asked to vote to narrow the field to five finalist towns before an independent judging panel will decide on the winner.
"There's less than a week left to nominate so if you're thinking about putting your town forward now is the time to do it."
Cleve, Kapunda, Langhorne Creek, Millicent and Renmark were named the five finalists from 43 nominated towns in 2019 after showcasing the diversity of their regions and agricultural activities – from farmland and livestock to wine, forestry, fisheries and horticulture.
Any member of the public can nominate an agricultural town by visiting: