President of the World Farmers Organisation, Dr Theo de Jager, prepares to come to Newcastle as part of SAAI tour

Agriculture plays an instrumental role in a society’s survival and livability, providing a nation with almost everything, from food and clothing too jobs.

With the important role farmers play within our everyday life, the South African Agriculture Institute (SAAI) will be touring through various towns. As part of the tour, SAAI will be stopping in Newcastle on August 7.

From 2 pm at the Pines Wedding and Conference Centre, farmers are invited to attend the event, where Dr Theo de Jager, the chairman of SAAI and the President of the World Farmers Organisation will be in attendance. He will also be joined by Willem van Jaarsveld and Francois Rossouw, the CEO of SAAI.

Dr Theo de Jager will be in Newcastle as part of SAAI’s countrywide tour. (Photo credit: SAAI)

SAAI is an initiative which represents the family farmer in various situations, from the expropriation of land to labour laws and security.

As part of the countrywide tour, the event on August 7, will see local farmers discuss issues in the Newcastle area pertaining to farming. The speakers will also be giving insight on both national and international levels pertaining to the agricultural industry, alternate financing, as well as the new forms of technology. There will also be a segment dedicated to the sharing of best practices.

With the day dedicated to the agricultural industry, farmers are encouraged to participate in the event. Not only will it keep local farmers updated on the industry, but it will also offer participants the opportunity to learn how to enhance their respective farms.

From Newcastle, SAAI will be moving to Louwsburg for farmers in the Vryheid and Pongola area. This will take place at the Madaka Game Ranch.

In regards to the event in Newcastle, a special thank you is extended to New Haven Guesthouse for accommodating the guest speakers, as well as the Rapportryers for proving the snacks.

For more information, contact Johann Marais on 082 678 7321 or Jan Smith on 083 327 7233.

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