The 6th Annual Rural Farmers’ Day was held at Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, Middelburg EC. The event was attended by farmers from Middelburg and surrounding districts, as well as staff from academic institutions.

From the left are Mr Justin du Toit (Specialist Scientist at Grootfontein), Ms Christa van Wyk (Research Consultant at the Institute of Chemical Biotechnology), Prof Michael Pillay (Plant Geneticist at the Vaal University of Technology) and Waldo Schellink (third-year student at Grootfontein).

Topics that were discussed at the event are: Practical advice for cattle farmers, growing vegetables for a household and market, how to care for an engine and tractor, first aid for goats and sheep and looking after natural grazing.