The first week of July kicks off with some farmer fun, but first it’s all about animal health for sheep. Thereafter, talks on plants and food crises, and another on growing cabbages. There’s also two farmers’ day events and a local wine expo on the cards. Send an email to email@example.com with your event information to have it added to the calendar.
It’s a brand-new week in agriculture will lots to do. First up is a short animal health course on sheep hosted by the Sheep and Wool academy for South Africa in Bloemfontein. Next is an online session on whether new crops could be the solution to climate change and the global food crisis.
Later in the week the Val farmers day in Mpumalanga promises to be a must-attend event. But if Mpumalanga is out of reach there’s another happening in Gauteng. Join the Ekurhuleni Agricultural College in Benoni at their farmers’ day.
In the mood for some local wine fun with fellow South Africans? Then don’t miss this year’s Proudly South African wine show hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Monday, 04 July
Mark your calendar for #GatherToGrow
Are you an aspirant farmer looking for more information on how to get into the agricultural sector? Do you have a smartphone and a Twitter account? Bookmark your calendar and join us this week on Wednesday at 18:00 for Food For Mzansi #GatherToGrow. Host Dawn Noemdoe will be discussing growing cabbage in Mzansi with industry experts.
Follow us at @FoodforMzansi to participate!
Tuesday, 05 July
Sheep animal health course
Calling on all sheep farmers. Do you need help with the health of your animals? The Sheep and Wool Academy for South Africa (SWASA) in collaboration with MSD Animal Health is hosting a short course on animal health in Bloemfontein.
Contact Giepie Calldo on 082 772 4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to Dr Antonie Geyer on 082 653 3255 or email@example.com.
Could new plants save food crisis?
As our climate continues to change and populations increase, we are in the midst of a second green revolution. What does this mean for the future of crop breeding? Can incorporating more sustainable farming practices and genetic modification techniques help to provide accessible food?
Jordan Dowell, a postdoctoral researcher of plant chemical ecology and comparative biochemistry at the University of California Davis, joins The Garden to talk about what can be learned from the positives and negatives of the first Green Revolution and what the second coming of the Green Revolution looks like.
Click here for more information.
Wednesday, 06 July
Mpumalanga farmers’ day
Don’t miss this year’s Val farmers’ day presented by the Waterval Boerevereniging. This year’s event will be hosted at the Val Hotel in Standerton, Mpumalanga.
Demonstrations start at 10:00 with an entertainment programme that includes Ricus Nel, Fatman and Lynette Beer. The gate price is R100 and children under the age of 12 have free entry.
For any queries on exhibiting at the farmers’ day or ticket sales contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 07 July
Local wine expo
Give your senses a treat and get lost in the aromas and blends of our homegrown grapevines at this year’s Proudly South African wine show. In celebration of Mzansi’s wine industry, Proudly SA is hosting its inaugural proudly local wine show this winter, and you are invited!
The event will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre, bringing together proudly South African wine producers and wine lovers to enjoy a kaleidoscope of flavours and tasting notes.
Click here to find out more.
Friday, 08 July
Farmers’ day at Ekurhuleni Agri College
The Ekurhuleni Agricultural College in Benoni, Gauteng is inviting you to their farmers and open day. And guess what, it’s free for everyone.
The college offers training on plant and animal production, mixed farming systems and horticulture. Over 50 skills programmes are also available with mentorship and incubation programs for emerging farmers.
Visit www.ekurhuleni-agri-college.co.za to find out more.
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