Twee van die wenners van 2018 se Old Mutual Landboustudentkompetisie. Van links na regs is Mario van den Heever, veekunde-wenner, Koos Nel van Old Mutual en Chéri-Lynn Steyn, landbou-ekonomie wenner. Beide studente is van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat.

Agricultural students from universities across the country were given the opportunity this year to participate in the very first Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year competition, presented by Plaas Media. The winners were announced at this year’s ALFA livestock expo held in Parys in September.

The winning students of each of the three categories were interviewed on Plaas Media’s television programme, Grootplaas on 9 November, during which they told of their studies, their experience of the competition and their plans for the future. Shortly after the interview, two of the students who were interviewed live on the programme, received their formal winner’s certificates from Koos Nel, head of Agri Market at Old Mutual, the name sponsor of the competition. – Lynette Louw, Grootplaas