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South Africa’s hottest farmers’ podcast is back with a bang! In episode 35 of Farmer’s Inside Track – now downloadable on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts – #TeamFoodForMzansi journeys to Tarlton, near Krugersdorp in Gauteng.

There we catch up with agri-powerhouse Vuthlari Chauke, who traded her high heels for gumboots as the CEO and owner of VT Harvest. You’ll make the biggest mistake of your life if you thought this former Sandton high-flyer doesn’t know much about agri. She is on a mission to change the face of agriculture in Mzansi, and her 23 greenhouse tunnels have certainly got the tongues wagging.

Besides Chauke, also on this week’s podcast line-up is Jerry Aries, the acting chief director: farmer support and development in the Western Cape. He’s got the very latest details on Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) funding applications, which are now accepted. If you’re in the market for funding to give your agri-business a boost, you simply have to get the latest details.

The day 29-year-old Musawenkosi Kubheka discovered forestry farming, he saw its potential for growth and success.
Musawenkosi Kubheka discovered forestry farming, he saw its potential for growth and success. Photo: Supplied

Also, remember the farmer who made his first million at the age of 27? Musawenkosi Kubheka from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal also joins Farmer’s Inside Track to talk about how a recent Food For Mzansi article about him created further opportunities. This guy is inspiration on steroids. We love him to bits, and he’s solid advice can help take you places.

And this week Mzansi farmers have selected The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup, by Noam Wasserman as their book of the week. You definitely also do not want to miss agricultural economist, Dr Johnny van der Merwe, for the latest price movements in the fresh produce markets.

The Farmer’s Inside Track podcast is hosted by Food For Mzansi journalists Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa. It can be downloaded or streamed on all cell phone and other devices.

How to listen to Farmer’s Inside Track:

Option 1: Listen right here by clicking on the player below.

Option 2: Click here to listen on Spotify (for all devices).

Option 3: Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.

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