Young farmers from across Mzansi who have not yet entered the TLU SA Young Farmer of the Year competition have a final reminder to do so. Entries close today, Friday, 18 June.
The popular competition is hosted in conjunction with Santam Agriculture, Manitou, CMH Ford and Introlab. There are big prizes to be won, including a trip to Paris, France, for the winner.
Previous winners say it is not only the winner who gains something from partaking.
“The competition is a great measure to see if you are doing the right things on your farm,” says Henna du Plessis, the chairperson of the TLU SA Young Farmer committee and 2019 winner.
“The judges visit your farm as part of the adjudication process, and their feedback is valuable as they look at your business from an objective perspective.”
the winners will announced at the GLITZY event on 1 September.
The panel of judges consist of experts in various agricultural fields. They use an objective scientific method alongside international management criteria to find the winner, says the organisers.
Danie Bester, the current titleholder of the competition, agrees that the feedback on farming technique adds a lot to the farm’s future success.
“Of course, if you win, it is that pat on the back – the recognition – saying that you are doing something right,” he says.
How to enter
Young farmers of 35 and younger can enter the competition.
The panel of judges will visit the finalists on their farms, and the winners will announced at the event on 1 September. Farmers can send their entry forms to the relevant regional manager (or chairperson) directly.
- North – Drickus- email@example.com
- North West/Free State – Jannie – firstname.lastname@example.org
- East/KZN – Ronnie – email@example.com
- Central – Lynette – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Western Cape – Bennie – email@example.com