I took over the farm in 2000 after my father Johan decided to raise cattle and I developed an interest in organic agriculture. I started conversion in 2006 and had to rely entirely on myself, since my father has been skeptical. In 2009 we successfully harvested and sold our first organic crop. Since then, things have been going very well. In 2011 I even won the "Young Farmer of the Year Award"!
I am blessed with a committed team of managers and workers who provide me with good feedback and honest opinions. Initially, it was difficult to convince them to change to organic practices, but now they enjoy the benefits of not having to handle any chemical substances and they have turned into a reliable support team.
The farm also includes a packing facility for raisins, which provides us with another source of income and allows us to employ people over a longer period of time.