Kwanalu’s 2019 young farmer of the year search is on

Kwanalu’s 2019 young farmer of the year search is on

Are you the next Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year? Or do you know a farmer who is worthy of the title? Entries for 2019 Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year have opened, and KZN’s Agricultural Union, Kwanalu, is calling on farmers in the province to enter this prised competition. The winner will go on to represent KZN at the Toyota/ Agri SA National Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Farmers, under the age of 40, whether they are owners, partners or manages in/on a farm, male or female and are full members of their provinces agricultural union are eligible for entry. The judging and evaluation of the farmers and their agricultural practices, takes place in August with the applicants being evaluated on all aspects of their business including their overall vision for the future of the farm/ business. Although the size of the farmer’s enterprise is taken into account, judging is based on excellence with regards to how the young farmer executes his day to day business practices – no matter how big or small his/ her farm.

This year’s winner will drive away in a Toyota Hilux Single Cab, among other prizes.

“We encourage all of our eligible members under 40 years old to enter this competition recognising the great skill and entrepreneurial spirit we have here in KZN” said Sandy La Marque, CEO of Kwanalu.

For further information on the 2019 Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year competition visit www.kwanalu.co.za