UAS-UFPA information evening

2017-03-22 06:03

THE Umvoti Agricultural Society (UAS) and Umvoti Fire Protection Association (UFPA) hosted their annual information evening at the Greytown Tennis Club on Tuesday, 14 March.

There were a few fun (and very entertaining) games of four-aside tennis played (including a few barefoot players) and there was a good turn-out of members and wives.

Dean Brown, UAS president, welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending, A minute’s silence was observed for Roger Scheffer and Mike Caldicott.

Greg Hull spoke on security emphasising the importance of having a good relationship with staff on security matters.

Andrew Mason outlined how organised agriculture through Kwanalu and Agri SA did much to help farmers in South Africa. Charles Haden spoke on the licence plate recognition system that the UAS and G911 were trying to implement in Umvoti to assist in combating crime. This system will benefit the whole community if implemented.

Rolf Königkrämer spoke on behalf of UFPA and gave a brief summary of its functions and the importance of belonging to a fire association.

Brown referred to the G911 Bass Fishing Competition and the worthwhile donations and contributions that this fund-raiser achieved last year. He spoke about the municipal pound and the challenges being faced in trying to get one operating in Umvoti.

The Future Farmers Foundation ( was also discussed and local farmers, who have taken on interns from this programme, have been very pleased with their standard of work.

Brown informed members of the various portfolios -security, G911, communication, land issues, rates, roads, environmental matters, emerging farms and community upliftment, etc. - that committee members covered on behalf of the farmers.

He also informed members about the farm competition that is being held next month prior to the UAS AGM, which is being held in May.

Farmers and smallholders are encouraged to enter this fun competition by emailing to enter their farm.

Categories are:

Small holding trophy

Livestock trophy

Agriculture trophy

Forestry trophy

Most improved operation in the Umvoti

Best farm manager

Best conserved farm in Umvoti

UAS best diary farm

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