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Toyota SA and Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year appointed


JP van den Berg from Agri North West, was crowned as the Toyota SA/Agri SA Young Farmer of the Year.

He has been farming for the past nine years on the farm Buttermere in the Tosca/Vergeleë district. His farming operations include seed potatoes, commercial veld cattle, a Brahman stud, grass seed production, a poultry abattoir and game ranching. JP’s vision for the future of his farming operation is to farm sustainably and profitably and to make a positive contribution to his environment, community and agriculture as a whole.

“Agriculture is the lifeblood of a country’s economy,” says Van den Berg. “Young farmers must be informed of and focus on rapidly changing technology and the implementation thereof in their businesses.”

Agri SA also wish to congratulate Whernit Dirks who is the winner of the New Harvest competition.