On episode 52 of Farmer’s Inside Track agriculture podcast, we connect with the owner and CEO of Motsobella Farming Enterprise, Ipeleng Kwadi.
“Nothing compares to growing up on a farm,” Kwadi tells South Africa’s favourite agriculture podcast. “Getting to work alongside your family, watching the sunrises and sunsets, especially being around nature.
“You learn responsibilities at a young age, strong development of work ethic, and you learn the value of money most of all.”
Kwadi has spread her wings and is building her own agri empire in Brits in the North West.
“You allow yourself to have the opportunity to fail, you grow your passion and set reasonable goals,” Kwadi says of what the process of starting her own farm has taught her. “You need to read and understand what you are getting yourself into.”
Her advice to other farmers would be to network with farmers and share experiences in the industry among one another.
Read more about this agri mover and shaker here: North West farmer leaves the family farm to set out on her own.
In our HEALTH SQUARED agri update, Marcia le Roux, sales executive at Agility Channel, unpacks Agility Agri’s Staff Care solution. This segment is a must-listen for all future-focused farmers!
We have an entire article outlining the benefits of Staff Care if you want to find out more about this accessible health care solution: Basic staff healthcare at the root of a productive workforce.
Food blogger Saadiyah Hendricks shares her secret ingredient to a perfect home cooked Mzansi meal on our Mzansi Flavour segment. We also learn another empowering tip from nutritionist Andrea Du Plessis, on the topic of comfort food.
“The perfect South African meal is a Gatsby,” Hendricks says. “The secret ingredient for a divine Gatsby is tossing your fillings into a combination of chilli, salt and a little bit of vinegar.”
At the top of our reading list this week is Think Yourself Rich: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Independence by Moroka Modiba, the founder of Fatima Capital Wealth and Asset Management Company.
This easy-to-understand guide explains in clear terms how to consciously choose and plan for a debt-free lifestyle and not only survive, but thrive on the long-term journey towards financial freedom.
This week Dr Johny van der Merwe, agri economist and weekly AMT Fresh Produce Outlook contributor, highlights the latest price movements and expectations for the coming week.
Farmer’s Inside Track is proudly brought to you by Food For Mzansi. The show, ranking high-up on South Africa’s weekly podcast charts, is hosted by Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa. It promises to bring you up to speed with the latest movements in the fascinating world of farming and agriculture.
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