Registration has officially opened for Food For Mzansi’s series of chicken farming one-day workshops presented as part of our newly-launched Farmer’s Inside Track Academy. This is an ideal opportunity for newbies and beginners alike.
We’re kicking off in the Western Cape and Northern Cape, but don’t worry. The other provinces will have their turn in March and April 2022. Mark these dates on your calendars:
- Western Cape: Saturday, 19 February in Kraaifontein, Cape Town
- Northern Cape: Saturday, 26 February in Kimberley
So, how will it work?
It’s easy. You simply click here to book your seat using your Visa or MasterCard. Seats are limited, so don’t wait until the last minute. Upon confirmation, you will receive exact details of the farm on which training will take place. We will start at 08:00 and finish at 16:00.
What will I learn?
Our facilitators are chicken farmers who understand what it takes to build a business from the ground up. The Saturday workshop will cover a range of broiler management topics to ensure that you hit the ground running.
From chicken housing, equipment and shed preparation to litter, rearing management, feed and feeding, lighting, ventilation, health, and biosecurity, we have got you covered. We’ll also teach you some of the basic principles of business management: from business registration and a daily checklist that you should follow.
Is it expensive?
Nope. We’ve pulled a few strings to keep the cost down. Food For Mzansi readers will only pay R2 950 (incl. VAT). This includes course material as well as refreshments and lunch. Besides the one-day training, you will also get personal mentorship by an experienced farmer for a period of six weeks via WhatsApp and video calls. You’ll have to report on a weekly basis so we can guide you as you begin your journey.
What are the entry requirements?
It doesn’t matter if you’re 14 or hitting your 60s, the Farmer’s Inside Track Academy will give you the tools to fast-track you while setting up your own agricultural enterprise. The only rule is that you should have space available to easily start farming. We’re not talking a lot of space here, but 3×6 metres would be a good start, even in your backyard.
Ok, sign me up!
Click here to complete the quick registration form for the chicken farming workshops. It won’t take more than a few minutes. For further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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