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Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year entries are open and they close in a month

The search for an exceptional farmer has begun, as Kwanalu embarks on its annual competition, the Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year. Picture: Kwanalu

The search for an exceptional farmer has begun, as Kwanalu embarks on its annual competition, the Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year. Picture: Kwanalu

Published Jul 6, 2022

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Durban — Kwanalu, the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union, has opened entries for KwaZulu-Natal’s 2022 Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year.

The union said the search for an exceptional farmer has begun, as Kwanalu embarks on its annual competition.

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“We encourage all our young farmers to enter this year; they are the future of this country’s food security and should be honoured. This competition highlights the great skill and entrepreneurial spirit required to be a successful farmer and we have no doubt that in KZN, we have a large number of potential candidates,” said Kwanalu chief executive Sandy La Marque.

Kwanalu said the winner will represent the outstanding work taking place in the province’s agricultural sector in the 2022 Toyota SA/Agri-SA National Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Those eligible to enter the Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year are farmers or farming partners, male or female.

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The union said technical production, labour philosophy, community involvement and marketing are among the criteria that will be reviewed objectively and scientifically by a provincial and national evaluation panel of experts.

To qualify, farmers must be:

  • Under the age of 40
  • A Kwanalu member
  • The owner or partner of a farm

Entries close on August 4. For more information and to enter, visit www.kwanalu.co.za or call 033 342 9393.

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