VOTING opened today on those in the running to become a finalist in the 2021 Ag Town of the Year competition.
More than 90 nominations for 59 different SA towns were received for the award.
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," he said.
"The award recognises the importance of agriculture in SA and the positive economic impact the entire supply chain has on a township and community.
"Our regions matter - they contribute around $29 billion per year to the SA economy across a range of industries including farming, fishing, mining, manufacturing and tourism.
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"This is why our government is investing record amounts in regional SA to build key infrastructure, drive economic growth and create jobs.
"And it is why I'm encouraging everyone to visit the website, take a look at what these wonderful communities have to offer and cast a vote for the Ag Town of the Year today."
The nominees will now be put to a public vote to help select five finalists, who will vie for the title of 2021 SA Agricultural Town of the Year.
The winner will be announced at the 2021 Regional Showcase celebration event in November.
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