JACO

JACO

Growing Sweetcorn

Jaco farms sweetcorn in the Groblersdal region. A man of action rather than words, you can see this in the way he farms.

Resolutely getting on with the business of growing one of South Africa’s favourite vegetables.

Every hour of every day is divided into segments defined by a plan of action. Jaco is a doer.  Steadfast and purposeful.

No Job Too Big Or Too Small.

It figures. Before becoming a farmer in 2005, Jaco was a logistics man. Still is. Grobler Vervoer is another of his business interests, a concern whose vehicles transport produce from the region, a name often seen traversing the vast spaces of Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Free State.

But farming is in his blood. His father farmed. He’d learned a few tricks and absorbed the lore of land management, which now involves the development of 160 hectares of arable land in various parcels throughout the region.

Our 4×4 pulled up next to the field moments before first light, bang on cue. Jaco had half an hour to spare before moving onto his next commitment.

Harvester