Soft Skills for Farming

© Eric Miller
Patience and curiosity are two soft skills that can make farming easier.

Young and new farmers are the future of South Africa’s agriculture. Apart from specific hard skills required by the various areas of farming, soft skills are also needed by new farmers. Soft skills are the human attributes and work ethics that will help build relationships on the farms, between employer and employee and will also ensure good co-working between colleagues. provides relevant and important information for farmers to build these relationships, which is essential for successful farming.

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