Dairy Australia is calling on people across the Murray Dairy region to nominate their town as the next Legendairy Capital by sharing their stories and highlighting the way their town embodies the Legendairy spirit.
Launched in 2015, Dairy Australia’s Legendairy Capital program celebrates regional communities around the country by highlighting how dairy farmers contribute to their town, their industry and the Australian economy.
Dairy Australia program manager Suzi O’Dell said the program recognised the strength and resilience of hardworking communities and the vital role dairy farmers play in building the social fabric of their towns.
‘‘Dairy farmers — and people working across the dairy supply chain — are at the heart of hundreds of Australian regional communities,’’ Ms O’Dell said.
‘‘In 2015, Stanhope was named the Legendairy Capital of the Murray Dairy region and the inaugural Legendairy Capital of Australia.
‘‘Now we’re back on the road looking for the next capital of the Murray Dairy region, which could also become the overall Legendairy Capital of Australia for 2017.’’
People from each of Australia’s eight dairy regions — Gippsland, south-west Victoria, the Murray region, Tasmania, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and the sub-tropical region — are encouraged to nominate their town for the prestigious title by sharing stories about what makes their town ‘legendairy’.
One finalist from each of the eight regions will receive $2500 to invest in a community project and one of those towns will then go on to secure the coveted title of Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017, receiving an additional grant of $7500 to put towards their community project.
Nominations are open until 5pm on April 10.
■For more information on the Legendairy Capital program, including details on how to nominate a town, visit: www.legendairy.com.au/capital