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The Team

Meghan Boshoff - Farmer Liaison and Event Management

Meghan is a passionate individual and has already worked in Community Outreach programs in Duduza Settlement. She is in her final hear of finishing her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.

Wendy Engel - Chairperson

Wendy is an agriculture economist and part-time farmer working as a researcher on the WWF SA Nedbank Sustainable Agriculture Partnership with 15 years experience in agriculture, finance and conservation. She has previously held posisions as Economist at UCT's Energy Research Centre and Barclays Africa Agribusiness after formative years working in non-profit sector focused on advocacy and project implementation in Small-Scale Farmer development, Sustainable Energy and climate change.

Jacqui Taylor - Founder and Managing Director

Jacqui has over 30 years of experience in the Tourism and Agriculture industries, both nationally and internationally.

She is passionate about marketing & communications and worked in NPO and Community Development Project environments in both Agricultural and Tourism fields.

Elzett Kotze - Web Administrator and Social Media Marketer

Elzett is a mother / coffee drinker / creative / horse lover / wife…...and a passionate gardener. Elzett and her family live the farm life on a small holding just outside of Riversdale, Western Cape, hence her passion for the outdoor, animals and farming.

Johan Rothmann - Videographer

Johan grew up on a farm near Balfour in Mpumalanga.

Always attracted to new technology, Johan started his career as a computer operator at the SABC a year before South Africa had its first television broadcast in 1976. When personal computers arrived on the global scene, Johan saw the opportunity and in 1981 founded Properdata that specialised in the development of agricultural applications. The company was very successful and had the majority share of farmers using its software all over South Africa.

Christelle van Zyl

Christelle van Zyl is busy with her thesis on agri-tourism through the NWU - Potchefstroom Campus and will only be completing her degree next year. she grew up on a farm in the Free State which makes her very passionate about farmers and agri-tourism. Currently she is a full-time student busy with her masters degree in Tourism Management, focusing on agri-tourism in South Africa and recently started as a marketing assistant at Travel&Sport in Stellenbosch.

Judi Groenewald - Education and Tourism

Judi is assisting the team with both the Tourism Portfolio and with the Farmers Liaison in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions.

Andre van Pletsen - Farmer Liaison

Business Director for Farmers and Corporates and has a wealth of experience in this field...


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