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Nominations closing soon for SA Agricultural Town of the Year award

13 February 2019

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is calling on regional communities to put forward a South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year before nominations close this Friday.

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Finalists announced for SA Rural Women's Award

12 February 2019

Four finalists have been announced for the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.

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Multi-million dollar wine tourism campaign launched for SA regions

6 February 2019

The State Government has launched more than $3 million of wine tourism campaigns designed to attract international visitors to the state’s famous wine regions.

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Turning Australia’s food waste into profit

16 January 2019

South Australia’s success in getting the proposed Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funded was a much-welcomed outcome for former South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) project director Dr Steven Lapidge.…

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Riverland wine preparing to join the China party

16 January 2019

Chinese families could soon be toasting local celebrations with a glass of Riverland wine thanks to a wine-obsessed Adelaide scientist’s approach to product development.

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Lions clubs and FaB mentors helping to deliver drought support this Christmas

20 December 2018

The State Government's Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.…

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Nominations open for Ag Town of the Year Award

18 December 2018

In a bid to crown South Australia’s Ag Town of the Year, the State Government is opening nominations for the inaugural awards today.

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New award to recognise South Australia's outstanding agricultural communities

21 November 2018

South Australian towns flying the flag for primary industries will be eligible for a new award – South Australian Ag Town of the Year - which aims to highlight the vital role agriculture plays in regional communities.

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Family and Business Support Program rolls out in drought-affected regions

16 October 2018

Eight Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Murray-Mallee, mid and Upper North, and the pastoral areas.

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Apply now for the 2019 Rural Women's Award

27 September 2018

Applications are being sought from emerging female leaders passionate about facilitating change in rural and regional Australia for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

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