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.

Agricultural Writers SA 2018 Winners

South Africa hosted the International Agricultural Conference

South Africa hosted the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ (IFAJ) congress in 2017.

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Marleen Smith, sadly passed away this weekend at her home. She was previously a journalist at Landbouweekblad based in Bloemfontein and a member of the Agricultural Writers.

Our deepest sympathies go out to her loved ones, especiallly her two children.

Marleen was an excellent technical writer and focussed mainly on crop production, regenerative agriculture and soil health. Most recently she worked as a freelancer for various agri publications.

You were loved.
You will be missed.
Rest in peace.

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