Agri’s Got Talent (AGT) likes to push the boundaries. This year they are going to compare apples and oranges…or rather agri-workers in the pome and citrus industries.
This year the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) has joined the competition as a sponsor, making it bigger and better. Justin Chadwick, CEO of CGA had the following to say as to why they joined the project: “For many years I have observed the growth of Agri’s Got Talent and witnessed the obvious joy and inclusivity that the competition brings. Farm workers are a treasured part of the citrus family, and recognition of their talents and contribution through Agri’s Got Talent is appropriate. When CGA was approached to get involved we jumped at the opportunity – to join a polished, professional initiative like Agri’s Got Talent is a chance in a lifetime – now let’s see the talent in the citrus industry shine through.”
There are currently 120 000 workers (seasonal and permanent) on citrus farms and 20 000 in pack houses. South Africa has 84 000 hectares under citrus.
With AGT 2019 entries on a roll, we are curious to see whether agricultural workers from the citrus, deciduous or wine grape industries sing better. With entries still open for the next six weeks, we encourage workers to take a chance and send us their sound clips. Who knows you might find yourselves in the ‘Top Ten’.
This is the sixth year that this very popular competition is rocking our farmyards. Songs can be performed in any genre, so whether you’re into pop, RnB, acoustic, rap or classical, Agri’s Got Talent wants to hear you sing.
This is an opportunity to show off your talent, win big prizes, and make a mark in your community. Finalists undergo a training week in Paarl where they receive intensive singing and stage training, as well as life skills coaching.
The Gala Evening will take place on 2 August at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.
WhatsApp a sound clip of no longer than 3 minutes to 082 372 1557 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Name and Surname
- Date of birth
- Own cell number
- Name of farm / cellar / pack house
- Job description
- Length of time you have worked on the farm, in the pack house or cellar
- Nearest town
Agri’s got Talent is a social upliftment project sponsored by HORTGRO, the Citrus Growers’ Association, the VinPro Foundation, the South African Table Grape Industry, and the Western Cape Government’s Department of Agriculture. For more information please contact Carmé Naudé at email@example.com or 021 870 2900 – Press release.