Joshua Du Plessis

Mr. Joshua du Plessis from the farm Middelbult at Delmas South Africa, 2016 Grain SA / Syngenta's Grain Producer of the Year.

Du Plessis and his wife, Sarah, and two of their sons, Joshua and junior Chandré, farm with biotech-free corn, soybeans, wheat, potatoes and Bonsmara cattle on irrigated and dry land. Their other son, Ruan, has his own business. There are many challenges, but also many opportunities due to the rising demand for food.

He says he is thrilled at the recognition. Commenting on his recipe for success,

Du Plessis says precision farming has made a huge difference in the family farming operation:ave