BEAUDESERT has been named the 2017 LEGENDAIRY capital of the Subtropical region – an accolade that will put the town ‘on the map’ as a LEGENDAIRY community.
The vibrant South East Queensland dairy community will now receive a $2500 community grant to support a cow art project to capture the spirit of the town.
In September, Beaudesert will have a one in eight chance of being named as Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital for 2017. The successful community will receive a further $7500 to go towards their local initiative.
In addition, the online virtual community ‘Show Some #dairylove’ was awarded a high commendation by the judging panel for its efforts in supporting dairy farmers and regional communities across Australia.
Beaudesert now joins seven other LEGENDAIRY capitals from across the country’s dairy regions. The eight LEGENDAIRY regional capitals for 2017 are:
* Beaudesert (Subtropical Region).
* Hannam Vale (NSW).
* Poowong (Gippsland).
* Cohuna (Murray Region).
* Mount Schank (South Australia).
* Ringarooma (Tasmania).
* Cowaramup (Western Australia).
* Simpson (Western Victoria).
Dairy Australia managing director Ian Halliday said is was important to recognise Australia’s hard working, vibrant dairy communities in what had been a challenging time for the sector.
“We are incredibly proud of all our nominated communities and would like to thank all entrants for sharing their personal stories of what makes towns like Beaudesert LEGENDAIRY,” Mr Halliday said.
Dairy Australia’s award-winning LEGENDAIRY Capital program asks towns from across Australia’s eight dairy regions to describe what makes them LEGENDAIRY and to nominate a project that will benefit the community.
An independent panel of representatives from Australia’s state dairy farmer organisations was appointed to assess each nomination and grade finalists against a set of program criteria.
CLICK HERE for more information on Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital program.