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Agricultural Writers SA Provincial Winners

On October 18 both regions of the Agricultural Writers SA announced their provincial winners for Farmer of the Year, Agriculturist of the Year and New Entrant to Commercial Farming.

The !Xhariep Region (Western, Northern and Eastern Cape) and Northern Region (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northwest, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State) hosted two spectacular events to announce these candidates for the national award ceremony 15 November 2019.

NORTHERN REGION WINNERS

Farmer of the Year

  • Tom van Rooyen (North West)
  • Alan & Jill Whyte (Limpopo)
  • Nick Serfontein (Free State)
  • Simeon & Jarren Hurwitz (Mpumalanga)

Agriculturist of the Year

  • Prof. Esté Van Marle-Köster (North West)
  • Prof. Juaneé Cilliers (North West)
  • Dr. Merida Roets (KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Dr. Antonie Geyer (Free State)

New Entrant to Commercial Farming of the Year

  • Khulile Mahlalela (Mpumalanga)

 

Back: Dr. Antonie Geyer, Kobus Steenekamp (Bayer), Tom van Rooyen, Simeon Hurwitz, Jarren Hurwitz and Nick Serfontein
Front: Prof. Esté Van Marle-Köster, Magda du Toit (on behalf of prof. Juaneé Cilliers), Khulile Mahlalela, Lindi Botha (on behalf of Alan & Jill Whyte) and dr. Merida Roets.

!XHARIEP REGION WINNERS

Farmer of the Year

  • Francis Visagie (Northern Cape)
  • Mark Harris (Eastern Cape)

Agriculturist of the Year

  • Willem van der Aarde (Northern Cape)
  • Buks Nel (Western Cape)

New Entrant to Commercial Farming of the Year

  • Dirk Louw (Northern Cape)
  • Andries van der Poll (Western Cape)

 

 

Back: Daneel Rossouw (Nedbank), Koos Nel (Old Mutual) and Andries van der Poll.
Front: Jacquline Kriel (Old Mutual Insure), Willem van Aarde, Dirk Louw, Mark Harris, Francis Visagie and Buks Nel.

Winners of our 2018 Farmers and Agriculturist of the year awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At a gala event held in Stellenbosch on 16 November the Agricultural Writers SA announced the winners
of the 2018 National Farmer, New Entrant into Commercial Agriculture and Agriculturist of the Year.
The main sponsors of the event was Bayer, Santam Agriculture, Sanlam and Rovic Leers.

The three national winners are:

  1. The 2018 National Farmer of the Year is Pieter Graaff, a farmer from Ceres in the Western Cape.
  2. The 2018 New Entrant into Commercial Agriculture is Leonard Mavhugu, a farmer from the former Ciskei region of the Eastern Cape.
  3. The 2018 Agriculturist of the Year is Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist from Gauteng.
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