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Second Agri Gauteng Expo for emerging farmers

Agri Gauteng, in partnership with Agri SA, hosted the second annual Agri Gauteng Expo from 7 to 9 August at Vleissentraal, Onderstepoort.

The expo is dedicated to expose young and emerging farmers to an industry that can lead to sustainable economic development and job creation. This in turn, can reduce poverty, especially in rural areas.

The expo had two primary goals in mind:

  • Introducing emerging farmers to an existing agricultural value chain.
  • Practical exposure, training and development of best farming practices over 11 focus areas.

Here are some of the exhibitors and visitors who attended the expo:

Michris Janse van Rensburg of Backsaver Farming Equipment showed the emerging farmers how his fertiliser applicator puts the fertiliser in the soil with minimum effort. He also sponsored two prizes that were given away at the expo in co-operation with ProAgri. Donald Masemola won the automatic singleshot fertiliser, and Walter Khoza went home with the wheeled fertiliser. The wheeled fertiliser takes 8kg of fertiliser and the machine can be calibrated to deliver the exact amount needed for the plants.
Vin Marcantuono, Debbie Adams and Kobus Prinsloo from Nutri Feeds showing their range of feedproducts for chickens, cattle, sheep, goats and game.
Jacob Smotyale, Grace Seise and Zweeli Jele are emerging farmers who found the expo to be extremely informative.
Zanozuko Sigcau, the king of the amaMpondo, enjoying some of the refreshments offered at the expo.
Marthie Nickols and Hano van der Merwe from Wisium at their exhibition at the Agri Gauteng Ekspo. Wisium supplies feed additives that farmers can combine with their own feed for pigs, chickens, sheep and game.
Traditional leaders from seven provinces (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal,
Free state, Northern Cape. Northwest, Limpopo, Mpumalanga) in South
Africa attending the Expo.
King Goodwill Zwelithini Ka Bhekuzulu and Queen Thandi Zulu were visiting the Agri Gauteng Expo.
Three visitors to the Agri Gauteng-expo with Izel Zeelie from ProAgri at the registration table. Every visitor received a free copy of the ProAgri magazine.
Simmentaler cattle were displayed.

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