The beginning of February was jam-packed as Uppe headed to Graceland (Secunda) and Nampo Park (near Bothaville) for the first ever DEKALB Create Conference. Once again, the Uppe team pulled out all the stops to ensure that the conference, which is one of the biggest in the agricultural industry in South Africa, was a major success!

The conference was host to several international speakers such as Prof Marcos Fava Neves, an expert on global agri-business issues, as well as Kyle Tom from Tom Farms who focused on the digitising of agriculture. Christopher Clark from Rocket Farms also shared his knowledge of how drone technology is shaping the future of farming globally.

The conference also welcomed the well-known South African entrepreneur Theo Vorster. The event provided a unique opportunity for farmers to rub shoulders with industry leaders and to equip themselves with the necessary tools for the future

The Uppe team was also responsible for the Women’s Programme where our CEO Milanie Vosloo, graced the audience with a motivational speech on the theme of hope. Guest speaker Sinki Mlambo (host of My Matriekafskeid on VIA) both entertained and inspired the women who play a vital role in the agricultural industry. To read more about the conference, please visit: