The Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre newsletter contains news of an agricultural excursion for grade 12 learners from four schools: Iingcinga Zethu Secondary School, Skurweberg Sekondêr, Ceres Sekondêr and Wolseley Sekondêr. They were given a day's practical demonstration of what studying agriculture involves.

Photo used courtesy of Hortgro and the Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre

Visits to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) agricultural campus, Elsenburg, the South African Plant Improvement Organisation (SAPO) Trust and Fruitfly Africa were undertaken.

The tour was arranged by the Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre and industry association Hortgro. Congratulations! The average age of farmers worldwide is inceasing: in South Africa it is 62-years old; in the USA 58-years old. Every attempt should be made to increase the number of those entering this sector as a career.

Agricultural education & training and careers and employment are two chapters in the Agri Handbook. Both chapters can be downloaded free under the "Shop" option on the website.