Two local towns will be flying the flag for our Adelaide Hills/ Fleurieu Peninsula region in the 2023 Agricultural Town of the Year Awards.
Strathalbyn and Myponga have made the shortlist following a public vote.
As two towns came in at tenth with equal votes, the Top 10 is a Top Eleven. They are, in order of voting: Myponga; Waikerie; Jamestown; Bordertown; Orroroo; Strathalbyn; Wudinna; Eudunda; Ardrossan; Crystal Brook; and Yunta.
These towns will now be invited to provide written submissions to be reviewed by a panel of independent judges, who will select three finalist towns.
The finalists will soon be visited for assessment, and a winner will be announced at the Regional Showcase Awards Celebration Evening on Thursday 9 November 2023.
The 2022 winner, Mypolonga, stood out as a small town that is incredibly large in spirit. The farming Murraylands community once a predominantly citrus, stone fruit and milk producing region, now a thriving and diverse agricultural food bowl, growing a vast range of crops and breeding a wide variety of livestock.
The AgTown of the Year award highlights the importance of developing and maintaining a strong and vibrant agriculture sector in South Australia by recognising towns excelling in agricultural practices, strengthening their region, and supporting a vibrant and resilient community.
For more information visit: https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/regions/agtown_of_the_year.