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Support your town by voting for it to be one of the 2022 Agricultural Town of the Year finalists. You can vote for any of the 54 nominated towns until Monday 25 July.

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Angaston

Council Barossa Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, cereal crops and grapes (wine and table)
Population 2,095

Town overview

Angaston is the ideal destination for those seeking a Barossa escape combining amazing food and wine, against the backdrop of history in an idyllic environment where you can indulge all of your senses while enjoying an active family weekend escape.

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Ardrossan

Council Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 1,167

Town overview

Best known for the development of the stump jump plough, today the town supports tourism and the surrounding agricultural properties. The deepwater shipping port is still an important economic driver.

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Beachport

Council Wattle Range Council
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, other broadacre crops, cereal crops
Population 652

Town overview

Beachport is located on the tip of South Australia’s second longest peninsula. Community initiative driven, the Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-Operative Limited (LCFC) was founded in Beachport in 2018. The Co-Operative works to establish a positive and constructive response to ongoing rationalisation and corporationalisation of family-owned fishing businesses. Through their collective hard work, the Beachport community has become an exporter of Southern Rock Lobster. Under Beachport’s LCFC, families can retain control of their futures and businesses and maintain a thriving coastal costal community town.

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Blyth

Council Wakefield Regional Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 306

Town overview

The strong Blyth Community has been built around the wonderful volunteers in the district who have given their time and services to provide the great facilities in the town. The sporting clubs are prime examples as well as other community groups.

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Booborowie

Council Goyder Regional Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 218

Town overview
Home to one of the best sheep studs in the country (Bungaree) the small town of Booborowie is a friendly community consisting of extensive livestock producers as well as cereal and other broadacre crops.
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Bordertown

Council Tatiara District Council
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, vegetables and crops for hay
Population 2,953

Town overview

The economic prosperity of the region surrounding Bordertown is closely tied to the agricultural sector and is well regarded for the quality and reliability of it’s productive capability. Primary production and associated food processing and value-add services are key economic drivers. The agricultural base is supported with it’s diversity, comprising viticulture, horticulture, irrigated small seed crops, mixed broadacre dry-land cropping, hay production and grazing.

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Brinkworth

Council Wakefield Regional Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 285

Town overview
Brinkworth is a small town with a great community atmosphere. A versatile farming town, Brinkworth prides themselves on their cropping techniques as well as their sustainability with a recycling plant featured in town.
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Burra

Council Regional Council of Goyder
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool and other broadacre crops
Population 1,103

Town overview

Burra’s rustic appeal is in its stone cottages. The amenities, overseen by the Regional Council of Goyder, are clean and well tended, with lovely people and friendly staff.

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Clare

Council Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries 
Population 3,160

Town overview

The major regional town of Clare supports the surrounding farmers and wine growers while providing townspeople and visitors with great produce and community support.

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Cleve

Council District Council of Cleve
Region Eyre and Western
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool, and other broadacre crops
Population 941

Town overview

Cleve is a small wheatbelt town in the heart of the Eyre Peninsula. The Cleve council has employed a person to manage Drought Relief for farmers in the region. Additionally, the council has contributed to Cleve’s new multi-function Sports Centre, where business has been booming since opening, as well as expanding the water catchment which helps sporting clubs to irrigate with runoff water.

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Coffin Bay

Council District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
Region Eyre and Western
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 611

Town overview

Coffin Bay’s contribution to the South Australian seafood industry is significant, particularly the oyster industry. Expansion in the oyster industry has extended beyond Coffin Bay into other parts of the region, boosting production and business for the greater area. Not only do they produce seafood, but also quality broad acre crops, meat and wool.

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Coobowie

Council Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool and other broadacre crops
Population 247

Town overview

Coobowie is a town in the Australian state of South Australia near the south-eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula. Established in 1875, the town is a centre for grain, farming and fishing supplies. The town boasts outstanding tourism ratings and a population of 247.

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Crystal Brook

Council Port Pirie Regional Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool, and other broadacre crops
Population 1,515

Town overview

Crystal Brook has been the Southern Flinders Ranges agricultural hub for generations. The town fosters a culture of productivity, with successful agriculture and related business startups flourishing. These include Perry’s Fuel, Kerin’s Chemical Agencies, Wardle Co, and Rocky River Ag. These businesses, with offices throughout the Mid North have helped to drive regional development, bringing jobs to the area while still remaining locally owned. Crystal Brook is proudly home town to the former SA Premier Rob Kerin (also former Chair of Primary Producers), supporting South Australia’s agricultural industry.

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Eudunda

Council Goyder Regional Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 570

Town overview

Eudunda, known locally as the “Valley of Hidden Treasures”, is a quiet town with simple charm and historic appeal. It is distinguished by an attractive main street with interesting historic buildings and vine-covered verandas. Supporting a variety of primary industries such as sheep, cattle, grain, pork and chickens the town is a hub for agricultural industries and has several industries such as Reinman, Shultz, and Demot.

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Freeling
Council Light Regional Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops
Population 2,214
Town overview
The town of Freeling has a rich and plentiful history being a major wheat growing district from the early 1900’s to now but also enjoys the status of the largest supplier of precision ground engagement tools produced in Australia within the engineering industry. It is also the home of many filming locations for popular television series, McLeod’s Daughters.
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Georgetown
Council Northern Areas Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 119
Town overview
A very active community supporting farming and local businesses. The community (through The Community Development Association) has funded street upgrades, sporting club upgrades and new toilets and showers for an RV free camp. The town is largely agricultural, and supporting businesses, with many farmers also volunteering for community projects and cfs, such as our historic society (including heritage farming equipment) and many are supporting grower groups and trials.
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Greenock

Council Light Regional Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), livestock, meat and wool and cereal crops
Population 1,087

Town overview

Greenock is a small town on the north-western edge of the Barossa Valley, characterised by tree-lined streets with shady peppercorn trees. The town is surrounded by vineyards and wineries, as well as being home to numerous historic buldings.

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Kadina

Council Copper Coast Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops, livestock, meat and wool
Population 2,849

Town overview

With a broad range of primary industries, Kadina’s deep sea wharf, cereal crops and meat processing operations are its hallmark. The town’s social infrastructure works to provide essential workplace insfrastructure, creating a holistic and cohesive community on the Yorke Peninsula.

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Kapunda

Council Light Regional Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, cereal crops and grapes (wine and table)
Population 2,917

Town overview

Kapunda is a producer of cereal crops, mainly wheat, barley and oats. Value-added services carried out by local industry include stock feed milling and hay processing. Kapunda is a contributor to the wine-growing industry centred in the nearby Barossa Valley.The town Kapunda proudly avoided a substantial rate increase for their farming community during the primary production properties land revaluation within the Council. This initiative demonstrates Kapunda’s dedication to supporting its local community members.

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Karoonda

Council District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Region Murraylands and Riverland
Key Agricultural Industries Vegetables, livestock, meat and wool, and cereal crops
Population 512

Town overview

The community at Karoonda has worked to harness oppoutunities provided to them through initiatives such as Drought Communities Funding to enable groups to grow and improve facilities through education, innovation and technology. This 12 month program, aimed at supporting farmers with both on and off farm activities, has a focus on building resilience whilst also supporting mental health.

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Kingston South East

Council Kingston District Council
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, other broadacre crops, cereal crops
Population 1,648

Town overview
This quaint little town was once a small village on the coast of Lacepede Bay in South Australia. Today, Kingston SE is a regional centre for various agricultural productions, cattle production, horticulture, viticulture and aquaculture.The Big Lobster sculpture at the entrance of the town is the most popular landmark in Kingston SE. Kingston SE also offers a number of beautiful conservation parks such as the Jip Jip conservation park and Butchers Gap.
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Langhorne Creek

Council Alexandrina Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), livestock, meat and wool and vegetables
Population 427

Town overview

Langhorne Creek champions sustainable wine growing practices through their Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Program. Wine production and viticulture in the region has created opportunities for both investment and development, with more than $4 million in tourism infrastructure built in the past two years. Langhorne Creek’s world-first marketing program, Project 5255, has produced three marketplace labelled wines. The town has served a vital role in increasing domestic tourism and expenditure as one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.

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Lenswood

Council Adelaide Hills Council
Region Adelaide Hills
Key Agricultural Industries Fruit – apples, pears and cherries, grapes (wine and table) and livestock meat and wool
Population 485

Town overview

Lenswood, in the Adelaide Hills, hosts pick-your-own events, such as Pink Lady weekend for apples. The region is also known for its grapes and wineries, with elegant cellar doors and the Winter Reds Festival.

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Loxton

Council District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Region Murraylands and Riverland
Key Agricultural Industries Citrus fruit, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay
Population 4,568

Town overview

Community based and locally driven, Loxton’s main productions are almonds and citrus. The small River Murray town is proud of its reputable school and sports teams, fostered by their strong sense of community. Additionally, the town boasts a pioneer settlement museum — the Loxton Historical VIllage — and hosts the annual “Loxton Lights Up” Christmas festival.

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Maitland

Council Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool and other broadacre crops
Population 1,029

Town overview
Located at the centre of Yorke Peninsula, Maitland is the main service and shopping town for this productive agricultural area. The town is in the centre of rich farming land. The limestone soils are ideal for the growing of barley and wheat and the area enjoys rainfall which is significantly better than the rest of the Yorke Peninsula.
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McLaren Vale
Council City of Onkaparinga
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table)
Population 4,384
Town overview
The McLaren Vale wine region is recognised as one of the premier wine producing regions in Australia and has strong brand recognition internationally. The area’s clean and green credentials are recognised around the world and it has received international acclaim for its vine and wine sustainability practices. McLaren Vale demonstrates agricultural best practice and is constantly striving to improve these already high standards. In conjunction with the wine industry, Biodiversity McLaren Vale actively seeks to enhance, protect and reinvigorate the area’s spectacular biodiversity.
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Meningie

Council Coorong District Council
Region Murraylands and Riverland
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, cereal crops and milk
Population 1,118

Town overview

The Coorong town of Meningie has made a remarkable turn-around in their dairy industry. Due a lack of water and harsh conditions, nearly all the area’s dairies were gone, yet they have worked to rebuild a vibrant dairy community. As well as milk production, they are known for their livestock, meat, wool and cereal crops.

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Millicent

Council Wattle Range Council
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Timber, horticulture, grapes (wine and table)
Population 5,109

Town overview
With verdant parklands and numerous farms and timber industries, Millicent is one of the major town centres on the coast of South Australia.

Located towards the south eastern region of Adelaide and approximately 50 km from Mount Gambier, Millicent is a significant rural centre and popular town. Gradually, the town has emerged as a rural centre along the south coast with its increasing number of farmlands, timber industries and horticulture.

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Minlaton

Council Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 1,099

Town overview

Located 197 kilometres west of Adelaide and 88 metres above sea level, Minlaton is the main service centre for the surrounding rural districts.
Offering a variety of facilities for travellers venturing to the ‘bottom end’ of Yorke Peninsula, Minlaton is a picturesque township. The area was settled in the 1870s by farmers who found the conditions ideal for growing wheat, barley and the grazing of sheep. Today, this small township promotes itself as ‘The Barley Capital of the World’ and offers many facilities for locals and tourists alike.

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Mintaro

Council Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops and livestock, meat and wool
Population 1,099

Town overview
This small, thoroughly charming, largely untouched historic town features some of the most significant and captivating 19th century buildings and ruins in the state. Together with magnificent walking trails, a feast of nearby wineries, art galleries, eateries and boutique accommodation, Mintaro has long been regarded as one of the region’s most captivating and picturesque destinations. Key industry sectors for Mintaro are tourism, hospitality, broadacre and sheep farming, viticulture, slate mining and wine production.
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Mount Barker

Council Mount Barker District Council
Region Adelaide Hills
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, vegetables and fruit – apples, pears, cherries and strawberries
Population 13,842

Town overview

Mount Barker is the proud home to the Adelaide Hills Farmer’s Market, providing an opportunity for local farmers, small producers and small businesses to sell their produce to local families. This tight-knit community, it is quickly developing into a hub of regional South Australia.

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Mount Compass
Council Alexandria Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, cereal crops, other broadacre crops
Population 1,457
Town overview
Mt Compass is an authentic rural hub surrounded by rolling hills, meandering country roads and agricultural farm land. The region comprises of agriculture and horticulture enterprises in the district include dairy-farming, berry-growing, aquaculture, deer-farming, flower-growing, vegetable production, animal production and viticulture. Dedicated & innovative farmers provide research & development opportunities for lucrative market gardens providing healthy and nourishing food. The region utilises new digital technology, rotational crops and soil integrity and regularly participates in new on-farm trials to assist with crop and horticulture production.
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Mount Gambier

Council City of Mount Gambier
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Forestry and logging, livestock, meat and wool and dairy
Population 25,512

Town overview

The largest industry in Mount Gambier is the timber industry, supported by milling operations. Dairy, beef, lamb and wool are also important exports. The Mount Gambier A&H Society provide the community with a show every year, with an Agriculture Learning Centre that has been developed to promote the agricultural programs and activities of local schools.

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Mount Pleasant

Council Barossa Council
Region Barossa
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), livestock, meat and wool and cereal crops
Population 1,020

Town overview

Mount Pleasant’s Farmer’s Market, held every Saturday at the Mt. Pleasant Showgrounds, is home to the famous farmer’s market breakfast. The surrounding region is also renowned for grapes, wines, cereal and broad acre crops.

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Mundulla

Council Tatiara District Council
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay
Population 436

Town overview
Nestled among the huge gum trees of the Tatiara is the picturesque agricultural town of Mundulla. Travelling with an Aboriginal guide from Wellington, a few hundred kilometres away, the first settlers made their way to our town after the Indigenous people recognized it as red gum country with rich, fertile soil and reliable rainfall. Mundulla has a proud and prosperous history of agriculture and continues to support a diverse range of thriving industries. The past fifteen to twenty years has seen a significant expansion of vineyards in our community, with approximately three to four thousand acres of plantings surrounding the town, with much of the success of this being attributed to the abundant supply of quality underground water which is replenished by regular rainfall and well managed resources.
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Mypolonga

Council The Rural City of Murray Bridge
Region Murray and Mallee
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, vegetables and milk
Population 475

Town overview

The Mypolonga community has proven resilient in successfully adapting to drought, frost and COVID-19 restrictions, maintaining their market share and energy to explore new avenues. The community has evolved from a traditional orchard and dairy-farming soldier’s settlement into a boutique market town with an online presence. Mypolonga’s local primary school plays an educative role in business operations, running a local shop within the school, where all student participate in budgeting, advertising and business operations. Additionally, they host local markets.

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Naracoorte

Council Naracoorte Lucindale Council
Region Limestone Coast
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay
Population 5,960

Town overview

Naracoorte continues to thrive at the heart of the agriculturally-rich Limestone Coast with significant development and growth in its agricultural service industry. Multi-million dollar advancements by agricultural-based businesses are impressive sights at entrances to the town.

The world-leading specialist seed processing hub of South Pacific Seeds, the vastly expanded grain handling and storage processes of TE Storage & Logistics catering for the high-end market, and the expansion of the Qube Logistics truck terminal to support the growth of meat processing facility Teys Australia (which has had substantial extensions in recent times), are all having a significant impact on primary industries investments in our area and beyond.

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Orroroo

Council District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool, and other broadacre crops
Population 610

Town overview

Orroroo is the service centre for the farming district which supports present day cereal cropping and pastoral pursuits. The Orroroo district has recently experienced one of the most severe droughts in history. As a region founded on agriculture, the impacts of drought are far reaching, and recovery is still a way off for some.

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Paskeville
Council Copper Coast
Region Yorke and Mid North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool, and other
Population 178
Town overview
Paskeville is the entrance to the Copper Coast. The railway line between Port Wakefield and Kadina opened in 1878, and the station at what is now known as Paskeville, was named for General Paske, brother-in-law of the governor of the time, General Jervois. A small farming community sprang up, which over the years has included a store and post office, bank, bakery, school and hotel. Now the township has a community club and farms that produce mainly wheat and barley grain crops. A large reservoir at Paskeville stores water for the Yorke Peninsula, piped from the River Murray.
Australia’s oldest and largest Field Days are held in Paskeville biennially in September (odd years). They commenced in 1895 and are held over 3 days. The permanent site covers nearly 200 acres.
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Peterborough
Council District Council of Peterborough
Region Far North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool and other broadacre crops
Population 1,419
Town overview
A historic railway town, Peterborough became an important link between the mines at Broken Hill and the iron and steel processing at Port Pirie. At its height over one hundred trains a day were passing through the town. The Flinders Ranges town is also an important tourism centre for the region.
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Port Augusta

Council Port Augusta City Council
Region Far North
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool,other broadacre crops
Population 6,562

Town overview

The main centre for the Far North pastoral regions, Port Augusta is also a hub for renewable energy. As an important transport crossroads, it supports not only the surrounding areas but also nation-wide logistics.

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Port Lincoln

Council City of Port Lincoln
Region Eyre and Western
Key Agricultural Industries Livestock, meat and wool, cereal crops and seafood
Population 14,120

Town overview

With a growing grain industry and expanding fisheries, Port Lincoln is a rural leader. The livestock, meat, wool, and seafood produced by this locality, as well as it’s prime location on Eyre Peninsula, adds to its appeal.

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Quorn
Council Flinders Ranges Council
Region Far North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool and other broadacre crops
Population 1,230
Town overview
Quorn is an historic town in the Flinders Ranges which came into existence as an important railhead. Its location in the Flinders Ranges and its old style charm has seen Quorn chosen as the setting for historic scenes in Australian cinema. It is a charming, historic town worth exploring and the surrounding area tells the harsh story of trying to farm successfully on very marginal land on the edge of the desert.
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Renmark

Council Renmark Paringa Council
Region Murray and Mallee
Key Agricultural Industries Nuts, grapes (wine and table) and citrus fruit
Population 4,634

Town overview

Agriculture has diversified Renmark, leading to a growth in employment despite lockdowns and restrictions. The town has gained confidence in recent years and displays an attitude of optimism and forward thinking. The town’s outer regions are flourishing as well. These progressions in Renmark are manifested through the town’s recent makeover, especially its riverfront.

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Strathalbyn

Council Alexandrina Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), livestock, meat and wool and vegetables
Population 6,504

Town overview

Strathalbyn functions as a service and social centre for the Fleurieu region. Rural manufacturing and equipment sales are essential to the town, as well as wine and table grapes, livestock, meat, wool, wine, and vegetables.

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Streaky Bay

Council District Council of Streaky Bay
Region Eyre and Western
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, livestock, meat and wool, and crops for hay
Population 1,378

Town overview

The Eyre Penisula town of Streaky Bay is proud of its progressive council. Founded in 1872, the town is a centre for fishing and tourism.

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Tanunda

Council Barossa Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), livestock, meat and wool and cereal crops
Population 4,588

Town overview

Tanunda, in the heart of the Barossa, is the jumping off point to explore the famous wine region. The town services the surrounding vineyards and is an important tourism destination.

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Two Wells

Council Adelaide Plains Council
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North
Key Agricultural Industries Horticulture, cereal crops, floriculture, other broadacre crops
Population 1,926

Town overview
The district is home to key horticultural industries including the successful D’Vine Ripe tomatoes producer at Two Wells, and engineering firm Sharmans, which produces many of the state’s farming silos. The area is also home to many farmers involved in the wheat, barley, Lucerne and hay production. It is also home to one of the states biggest floriculture industries.
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Uraidla

Council Adelaide Hills Council
Region Adelaide Hills
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), other broadacre crops, livestock, meat and wool
Population 575

Town overview

Uraidla, in the Adelaide Hills, is bursting with wineries and food producers, culminating in an annual country show and regular farmers market.

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Waikerie

Council District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Region Murray and Mallee
Key Agricultural Industries Citrus fruit, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay
Population 2,684

Town overview
Waikerie is located 170km NE of Adelaide and is known as the Gateway to the Riverland. The lush green orchards and vineyards interspersed with dry land farming is a fantastic sight as you travel the highway.The Waikerie district consists of agricultural, horticultural and viticultural developments and has a large number of commodity processing plants.
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Whyalla

Council Whyalla City Council
Region Eyre and Western
Key Agricultural Industries Citrus fruit, grapes (wine and table) and crops for hay
Population 21,260

Town overview
Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla represents South Australia’s foremost combination of industrial and nature-based experiences. A large fishing and aquaculture town it boasts a great community atmosphere with bountiful job opportunities.
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Willunga

Council City of Onkaparinga
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), vegetables and livestock, meat and wool
Population 2,308

Town overview

Made world-famous by the Tour Down Under, for the rest of the year the town supports the surrounding wine and fruit growing region. The thriving local market has become a SA staple, selling organic produce. A town that supports wellbeing, tourism and the arts.

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Woodside

Council Adelaide Hills Council
Region Adelaide Hills
Key Agricultural Industries Grapes (wine and table), fruit – apples, pears and cherries, livestock, meat and wool
Population 2,608

Town overview

Woodside, in the Adelaide Hills, harbours stunning views and a welcoming culture. Local wineries highlight both the access to nature and agriculture Woodside has to offer. This little community, known for its wine and table grapes, fruit and livestock, deserves to be celebrated.

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Yorketown
Council Yorke Peninsula Council
Region Yorke and Far North
Key Agricultural Industries Cereal crops, other broadacre crops, livestock, meat and wool
Population 969
Town overview
Yorketown is a small rural service centre which owes its existence to the surrounding wheat, barley and sheep lands as well as the 200-plus salt lakes which, historically, were mined for salt which was shipped out from the port at Edithburgh.
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Entering the awards will provide regional communities the opportunity to reflect on their contributions to South Australia’s primary industries and regional development and increase awareness of their town and agricultural contribution.

In addition to being recognised as the ‘South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year’, the winning town will receive:

  • Sign for the town entrance recognising their achievement
  • Certificate and trophy presented by the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Community event and sign unveiling to celebrate the the ‘2022 Agricultural Town of the Year’
  • Double page feature in SALIFE magazine
Terms and conditions
  1. Submitting a vote is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the award criteria listed on the website. Information on how to vote forms part of the terms and conditions of entry.
  2. The promoter is Solstice Media (ABN 63 105 598 187) of Ground Floor, 165 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 (Promoter).
  3. Voting closes at 5.00pm on Monday 25 July 2022.
  4. Voters are required to provide their full name, email, phone number and postcode.
  5. Entrants may be required to provide their residential or mailing address, if requested, to provide to gaming authorities.
  6. Each individual person is allowed a maximum of one vote. Any duplicate votes and entries will be removed.
  7. Employees of Solstice Media, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and members of their family residing at the same address are not eligible to enter.
  8. Entrants must be above the age of 18 years old to accept the prize.
  9. Entrants must be a South Australian resident.
  10. A person who submits a vote is considered to be a “voter”.
  11. Any regional town in South Australia can be nominated and enter the South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year award. ‘Regional’ is defined by those towns that are located within Areas 1-6 on the PIRSA Regions Map here, and the McLaren Vale Preservation District, Virginia and Gawler.
  12. For the purpose of this award, ‘agriculture’ refers to all primary industries – agriculture (field crops, horticulture, meat and livestock, dairy, grape and wine, forestry), and fisheries and aquaculture.
  13. A town’s involvement in agriculture is not limited to farmers, but includes the wider community that supports the industry – e.g. shops, service providers, community activities.
  14. Should a voter’s contact details change during the Voting Period it is the voter’s responsibility to notify the Promoter.
  15. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to the promoter.
  16. If the district council of a nominated town does not wish for their town to be considered as a finalist or to have a nomination progress through the entry stage of the program, the District Council can advise the judging panel and the nomination will be removed from the process. In this instance the town with the next highest votes will be selected and made a finalist.
  17. The Promoter is not responsible for any lost, late, incorrectly entered or misdirected entries. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any nominator or voter who tampers with the nomination process or who submits a nomination or entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  18. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, nomination, and entry to be received by the Promoter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof.
  19. The Promoter and its related bodies corporate and their respective officers, employees and agents will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury whatever (including but not limited to direct, indirect and consequential loss) suffered or sustained in connection with this promotion, the promotion of this promotion or the use of any prizes, except for liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  20. If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned (including but not limited to) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any written directions given under applicable law) to qualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.
  21. Entry and voting details remain the property of the Promoter and may be passed on to the supplier of the prize(s). The name and a photograph of the winners may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter, unless the winner otherwise notifies the Promoter at the time of accepting the prize. The Promoter will provide the name and address of the winner to State and Territory gaming authorities as required by law. Eligible Entrants consent to the Promoter using personal information provided in connection with this promotion for the purposes of facilitating the conduct of the promotion and awarding of prizes.
  22. A failure by the Promoter to enforce any one of these items and conditions in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim or right of action by any other person or contestant.
  23. The entrant/voter agrees if they are not already a subscriber to InDaily, they will be subscribed to InDaily as part of the entry process, unless advised otherwise.
  24. The voter agrees if they are not already a subscriber to PIRSA’s database, they will be subscribed to PIRSA News as part of the nomination process, unless advised otherwise.

About the program

Introduced as a new award in 2019, the Agricultural Town of the Year award recognises South Australian towns that are excelling in agricultural practices and the flow on effect they have on communities.

The Agricultural Town of the Year Award, proudly presented by the Government of South Australia and Solstice Media, highlights the vital role that agriculture plays in the regional landscape – being the backbone of most regional communities.

The program endeavours to provide an avenue where communities can learn from one another which will play a role in building capacity and increasing growth in regional South Australia.

2021 AgTown of the Year winner

Kimba

One of Kimba’s strongest points is its active agricultural research groups, but this little town of 629 people is easily recognised by its painted silo display and 8-metre galah statue, marking the midpoint between the Eastern and Western Australian coasts.

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