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NEWS Senwes involved in trade organisations Senwes proudly associates itself with its customer base, both on the producer side and in the processing industry, in order to remain internationally competitive. For this reason Senwes supports the trade organisations which its customers belong to. Senwes is proud to be associated with the Young Farmer Committees of Free State Agriculture and Agri- Northwest. By Japie Fransman Senwes PR and Events Manager THE 2018 AGRI-NORTHWEST YOUNG FARMER CONFE­ RENCE was held at Uurpan, Schweizer Reneke this year. The international motivational speaker, writer and humorist, Gavin Sharpless, captured the attention of the audience with his speech on “Change, Action and Truth” or “Chinking”, as he termed it. JP van den Berg was announced as the Agri-Northwest Young Farmer of the Year that night, at the event’s gala dinner. The finalists included JP, Gerhard Strydom and Marnus Bothma. ingesluit JP, Gerhard Strydom en Marnus Bothma. JP van den Berg (Agri-Northwest Young Farmer of the Year) with his wife Linné. THE FREE STATE AGRICULTURE YOUNG FARMER CONFERENCE was held in Bloemfontein on 12 April this year. Friedl von Maltitz from the MD Foundation addressed the confer- ence on joint farming, which was also the theme of the confer- ence. “Joint farming cannot solve all the problems facing young farmers, but it can be a way of starting their farming operations or to expand subsistence farming”, according to Friedl von Maltitz. During the gala dinner after the conference, Nelius Ferreira from the farm Grootdraai in the Harrismith district was announced as the winner. Free State Agriculture Young Farmer of the Year winner, Nelius Ferreira and his wife Jomarli. Senwes Scenario would like to congratulate Nelius and JP on their achievements and wish them well in the national competition. 40 SENWES SCENARIO | WINTER 2018