— Farmer’s Weekly SA (@FarmersWeeklySA) November 7, 2014
According to a statement by Western Cape government, Thomas won R100 000 comprising cash, study bursaries and an overseas study tour.
“This has been a dream of mine for the past six years and I finally won through hard work and perseverance,” said Thomas.
Minister of agriculture, economic development and tourism in the Western Cape Alan Winde said that agriculture contributes R14,7 billion to the province’s economy and creates 129 000 jobs.
“This sector puts food on the table of everyone and ensures that produce of excellence are sold globally. This is why farm workers play such a critical role”, said Winde.
The competition was hosted by the Western Cape department of agriculture and Shoprite. There were more than 1 000 entries from 15 regions.