Shawe, 37, will compete on October 18 in the Toyota/Agri SA National Young Farmer of the Year event to be held in Joburg.
The Groenvlei livestock farmer said he expected the competition to be tough but was optimistic because of his unique farming skills.
“There are unbelievable strong, innovative farmers with very strong competition. Whatever happens, I won’t be disappointed. The experience of meeting these great farmers is going to be amazing,” Shawe said.
“I never thought I would see myself standing in a position like this. For all the hard work that I have put into my farming, it is an amazing feeling to eventually be recognised. I am grateful that I was able to participate in the competition. All the hard work and dedication pays off in the end. It is an honour and a privilege.” he said.