Agricultural stalwart Hans Lombard passes away

Veteran agricultural writer and industry stalwart, Hans Lombard, passed away last night in his sleep. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

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Lombard was one of the founder members of Agricultural Writers SA in 1977, a voluntary organisation that promotes high standards of agricultural journalism in South Africa.

He was born in Cradock in the Karoo and was involved in agricultural journalism since the mid-1950s, providing content for magazines such as Farmer’s Weekly.

The Farmer’s Weekly team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to Lombard’s family and loved ones.

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A full obituary will follow.