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How Eugene and Alan Simons reinvented themselves after retrenchments
Episode 914th January 2020 • Farmer's Inside Track • Food For Mzansi
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In a tough economic climate marked by downsizing and mergers, job loss is something we all fear. Just imagine being retrenched from a job you love when you least expect it. Now imagine your partner being retrenched a few months later. What would you do if your family was hit by such a double whammy? Award-winning farming duo, Eugene and Alan Simons, reinvented themselves after getting the shocking news.

Today they own two leading agricultural enterprises in South Africa. This is especially remarkable when one realises that Eugene had to also transition from a former labourer to a top businesswoman. Eugene and Alan join us in studio for this week’s edition of Farmer’s Inside Track. The interviewer is Dawn Noemdoe from Food For Mzansi.

Farmer’s Inside Track is a platform for South Africa’s up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into agri-businesses who need information and inspiration to help them start up and get up to sprinting speed as commercial producers and/or agri-processors. The men and women who have resolved to one day getting to the place where the large-scale commercial farmers are, but not really finding useful information on how to get there. 

This platform is a resource of exclusive content and an online community that aims to support up-and-coming commercial farmers through that tricky phase of their businesses that comes between the starter pistol and finding their stride in the sprint towards the finish line.

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