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    2020 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Award Winners Announced

    Awards highlight SA’s bright future in agriculture 

    An Eyre Peninsula woman’s vision to diversify farming practices to create the change that is needed for future generations and the longevity of future farming, has been recognised at the 2020 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards announced tonight (Friday, October 23).

    Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham and the Director of Landscape Services for the Department for Environment and Water, Matt Ward, presented the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia Awards at a dinner this evening. 

    Generously supported by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), the Awards offer young farmers and rural youth the opportunity to pursue personal and professional development to benefit their local communities.

    Chair of the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia (ABSA), Mark Grossman, said the judges were met with an exceptionally high standard of applications this year, which resulted in the narrowest of win results for both awards.

    “Once again, the Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture awards has provided a stellar line up of passionate and talented rural innovators as finalists,” Mark said. 

    “The quality of applications made judging difficult and ABSA encourages all of this year’s applicants to continue pursuing their dream projects.”