Young farmers across Mzansi are lining up to join this year’s Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit. The two-day event, taking place from 25 November in Boksburg in Gauteng, will feature agricultural exhibits and panel discussions, and attendees will stand the chance to win exciting prizes.
Keatlegile Mnguni, AFASA Youth chairperson, says that the purpose of the Young Farmers Summit is to connect young farmers and other agricultural stakeholders.
“Farmers can access and network with relevant stakeholders, with the intention to work together in future. The ultimate goal is to see young farmers leave the two-day session revived, ready to face the industry with enhanced perspectives on how they will grow within their agribusinesses and [how they will] add value to the agricultural sector as well.”
The summit will include an awards ceremony on 25 November and there will be panel discussions on topics like access to land, funding and business start-up opportunities, business development, agro-processing, market access and technology.
“Young farmers nationally will get to know what others are doing and share information and projects. [We encourage them to] register because it is going to be a fruitful and valuable session filled with knowledge-sharing sessions and discussions,” says Mnguni.
Young farmers will also have the opportunity to network with potential funders and investors.
Some of the young farmers in attendance could strike it lucky and win one of the various prizes on offer, including the Cannabis Grow 101 bundle course, valued at R3150. The course is sponsored by Cheeba Cannabis Academy.
Young farmers and other agriculturalists will be able to set up exhibits for the summit market day on November.
The event will also be live-streamed, so check out AFASA’s Facebook page closer to the day for more information.
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