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:
- The 2018 National Farmer of the Year is Pieter Graaff, a farmer from Ceres in the Western Cape.
- The 2018 New Entrant into Commercial Agriculture is Leonard Mavhugu, a farmer from the former Ciskei region of the Eastern Cape.
- The 2018 Agriculturist of the Year is Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist from Gauteng.
South Africa hosted the International Agricultural Conference
South Africa hosted the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ (IFAJ) congress in 2017.
View the video ‘South Africa is different’ which was flighted during the bid.