Tongaat farmer brings national honour to KZN

Tongaat farmer brings national honour to KZN

A Tongaat sugarcane farmer says he is honoured to be the one bringing a national agriculture award to KZN.

Anthony Goble

Anthony Goble has competed against nine hopefuls in a national farming contest hosted by Agri SA to earn the title of Young Farmer of The Year.

The 33-year-old was KZN's top candidate at KwaNalu's Annual Congress earlier this year and went on to compete on a national level. 

Goble says the competition is a process where talent within the industry can be recognised.

"All the finalists were really good - I'm glad to be able to bring the award to the province for the first time. It's a great process of self-reflection - you are asked a lot of tough questions and you're made to think about why you do things. 

"A lot of farmers are not confident enough in our operations - we tend to downplay them. We have some amazing farmers from KZN," he said.   

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