Toyota/AgriSA announces Young Farmer and New Harvest winners

Sugarcane farmer Anthony Goble won the 2015 Toyota/Agri SA Young Farmer award and Jacky Goliath, fynbos grower, were announced as the 2015 Toyota New Harvest Awards in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Toyota/AgriSA announces Young Farmer and New Harvest winners
(From left) Anthony Goble and Jacky Golliath.
Photo: Gerhard Uys
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Goliath started by growing only 1000 fynbos plants but now produces more than 600 000 plants per year in her De Fynne nursery near Franschoek, with business partner Elton Jefthas. Goliath also cultivates plant material, like blueberry plants, for the agricultural sector.

The 34-year old Goble farms sugarcane in Kwazulu-Natal near Upper Tongaat and has been farming alongside his wife and mother since 2003.

Toyota also launched the generation 8 Toyota Hilux at the event. It will be available in 2016.

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Gerhard Uys grew up as a real city lad, but spends his free time hiking and visiting family farms. He learnt the journalism trade as a freelance writer and photographer in the lifestyle industry, but having decided that he will be a cattle farmer by the age of 45 he now indulges his passion for farming by writing about agriculture. He feels Farmer’s Weekly is a platform for both developed and emerging farmers to learn additional farming skills and therefore takes the job of relaying practical information seriously.