We understand that the perfect farm takes passion,
dedication and AFGRI, and sometimes just that little extra.
At AFGRI, we understand farmers, we understand farming and food. As an agricultural bastion that has been around the block and celebrated more than 90 years in business, we also understand what it takes to be a successful farmer. It is for this reason that we launched our emerging farmer initiative in 2012. We understand that the perfect farm takes passion, dedication and AFGRI, and sometimes just that little extra.
The emerging farmer initiative is housed in a standalone company called Harvest Time Investments. It operates as a joint venture with the Vastfontein Community Centre outside Hammanskraal. The programme aims to assist emerging farmers with the essentials of farming through a diverse range of practical and theoretical training over a five year period. Farmers are further assisted by way of AFGRI mentors who assist them throughout the entire agricultural value chain, from farm to fork if you will.
Courses on offer include:
- Production Methods
- Farm Management for Profits
- Farm Evaluation
- Planning and Management
- Maintenance – Implements and Farm
- Business Ethics and Farm Management
- Personal Development
- Livestock Management
- Introduction to Marketing
- Basic Literacy courses
- Tractor Driver Course.
Farmers are exposed to the entire AFGRI service offering throughout their time spent as part of the programme and after successful completion of the programme, AFGRI’s numerous divisions will be available to assist with financing and insurance solutions, mechanisation, grain storage, management, marketing and other services.
The emerging farmer initiative operates within the parameters of a number of strategic partnerships including seed, fertiliser and other input suppliers, mechanisation companies and a number of governmental bodies.
Tel: + 27 11 063 2347