Agricultural Town of the Year Award

In its second year, 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 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.

Nominate a town now!

Nominations for the South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year Award are now open!

A nomination can be made by anyone.

  1. Fill out the nomination form online.
  2. Once all nominations are received, the public and an independent judging panel will help select the top 5 via an online voting system.

Learn more about eligibility for the Agricultural Town of the Year Award

Why Nominate

Entering the awards will provide regional towns and communities:

  • The opportunity to reflect on their contributions to the state’s primary industries and regional development.
  • Greater 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 a:

  • 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 ‘2020 Agricultural Town of the Year’
  • double page feature in SALIFE magazine.

Help promote the awards

Help spread the word about the Agricultural Town of the Year Award.

Get your promotional package

The 2020 promotional pack includes:

  • email signatures
  • social media assets for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • A3 and A4 nomination posters
  • nomination ad assets.

Previous winner


The 2019 Agricultural Town of the Year was Cleve.

Having faced the challenge of drought, Cleve’s community spirit and stories shared, are testament to the town’s resilience and creativity. A small community on the Eyre Peninsula, Cleve is an inspirational agricultural town that has employed a range of activities to improve efficiency and morale.

These include:

  • initiatives aimed at improving physical and mental health
  • continuing to drive farm innovation through field days and other programs
  • encouraging agricultural education programs at the local area school

The agriculture industry in the Cleve area contributes more than 74% of the region’s exports, making it a major contributor to the South Australian economy.


An independent judging panel met to determine the finalists for 2019.

The five finalist towns were:

  • Cleve
  • Kapunda
  • Langhorne Creek
  • Millicent
  • Renmark.


A total of 43 towns were nominated for the 2019 award:

  • Angaston
  • Beachport
  • Blyth
  • Bordertown/Keith
  • Bute
  • Cleve
  • Coonawarra
  • Cowell
  • Crystal Brook
  • Cummins
  • Edithburgh
  • Furner
  • Gawler
  • Goolwa
  • Greenock
  • Kalangadoo
  • Kapunda
  • Kimba
  • Langhorne Creek
  • McLaren Vale
  • Meningie
  • Millicent
  • Minnipa
  • Murray Bridge
  • Myponga
  • Nairne
  • Orroroo
  • Owen
  • Penola
  • Pinnaroo
  • Port Lincoln
  • Renmark
  • Spalding
  • Stansbury
  • Strathalbyn
  • Tantanoola
  • Tanunda
  • Tintinara
  • Virginia
  • Waikerie
  • Willunga
  • Wudinna
  • Yacka

Keep informed

For the latest updates on the 2020 award and nomination process, subscribe to PIRSA news.

This 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.

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Aug 2020
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