We understand the importance of giving back to the community, but as South African citizens we know that there’s a much bigger picture when it comes to helping and building a better future. So, with no idea of what to do, just a conviction that we needed to start somewhere, we embarked on a journey in 2015 in aid of emerging farmers after we were inundated with requests for assistance. We started hosting farmers days, training days, workshops and carcass competitions – overwhelmed every time by the eagerness to learn, hunger for knowledge and thankfulness of the participants – they finally found a place where they felt at home.
With every year, the next steps became clearer and clearer and in 2018 we officially partnered with The Jobs Fund to establish the Sernick Emerging Farmer’s Project. Since it’s initiation, Sernick in partnership with the Jobs Fund have been able to train emerging farmers in various aspects of cattle breeding, established a successful co-operative with emerging farmers, and given those with a hunger for knowledge and willingness to work, the opportunity to become profitable commercial farmers who are able to look after their families and employ others in their community.
The project is spearheaded by Petro Naudé as Project Manager and Patrick Sekwatlakwatla, Head of Transformation