This week’s events include a beef farming management and production course, Farming God’s Way training, shaping the future vertical farming and new food systems function conference, a production sale, a Gather To Grow session on Instagram live, and a Food For Mzansi Farmers’ Day. To include your event in the calendar, please email email@example.com.
This week we have exciting events on the calendar! We start the week off with a beef farming management and production course in George, followed by a Farming God’s Way training in KwaZulu-Natal, and also a three-day conference on shaping the future vertical farming and new food systems function in Cape Town.
On Tuesday there is a livestock production sale in Bultfontein, Free State, followed by this week’s Gather To Grow session on Instagram Live brought to you by Food For Mzansi.
On Thursday, we will head all the way to Outeniqua Auction Premises in George for a livestock sale. We close the week off on a high with a Food For Mzansi Farmers’ Day in the Northern Cape.
Monday, 9 October
Farming God’s Way training
Get ready for spring by attending this five-day training which will cover both field-scale planting of maize as well as an intro to mixed-vegetable gardening.
The cost is R300 with a sliding scale according to your means. Please don’t forget to bring snacks, fruit, and drinks to share.
Venue: Inundo Development, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal
Time: 08:30 – 15:30
For more information, contact 063 742 5575.
Beef farming management and production course
Rothman Livestock Training and Consultants are going back to the basics of beef farming management and production. With a combination of fun and knowledge, attendees will explore different topics relating to management and production.
Venue: George, Western Cape
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
For more information, contact 064 506 0720 or 061 549 3046.
Shaping the future of vertical farming and new food systems
The concept of vertical farming, controlled environment agriculture and new food systems has already become an issue of strategic global importance and is producing a vibrant developing market, with innovative startups and major corporations driving the development of vertical farming in cosmopolitan areas. The aim of new food systems is to maximize and secure yields, without neglecting ecological and social factors.
With intentions of tackling vertical farming and food systems, attendees will network and have an opportunity to engage with industry experts.
Dates: 9 – 11 October
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Premier Hotel, Cape Town
Tuesday, 10 October
1st Winbold mutton Merino production sale
The first production sale of Winbold Mutton Merino stud will take place on the farm Boldwin in Bultfontein.
- 8 Stud ewes.
- 22 Rams (includes: 2 proven stud rams and 2 potential stud rams).
* Note: Gestation status and catalogue information will be available day of sale.
SP de Klerk offer:
- 80 Replacement ewes (2-tooth).
- 80 Wether slaughter lambs.
- 100 Store ram lambs.
* Note: Catalogue information will be available day of sale.
Time: 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, 11 October
Join #GatherToGrow on Instagram
Are you an aspiring farmer looking for more information on how to get into the agricultural sector? Do you have a smartphone and an Instagram account? Join us then, every Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi’s #GatherToGrow.
Follow foodformzansi and tune in on Wednesday at 18:00.
Thursday, 12 October
Outeniqua Livestock Auction
The Outeniqua Livestock Auction is a monthly auction on the second Thursday of every month from 11:00 at the Outeniqua Auction Premises in George in the Southern Cape.
Time: 11:00 – 17:00
Friday, 13 October
Food For Mzansi Northern Cape Farmers’ Day
Embarking on a nationwide journey, the initiative is geared towards facilitating the exchange of knowledge and fostering opportunities within the agricultural sector. This roadshow is poised to create a robust platform where attendees can connect, engage in enriching learning experiences, and collaboratively shape the future of farming and agribusiness.
Time: 08:00 – 14:00
Venue: Dutton 356, (Sesipi village) Heuningvlei, Kuruman, Northern Cape.
Host Farmer: Maugo Cruise Mokgoje
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