Johan was on the board of the Protein Research Trust for many years but now is the KZN representative and co-ordinates the annual Super Soya Competition for KwaZulu-Natal.

Because soyas are very important as a rotation crop in the maize and wheat growing areas, it was decided that the No-Till Club and the Protein Research Trust would combine their efforts and offer a joint conference. Most important is that Johan is a very good facilitator and is completely bilingual, making him a valuable asset to the conference.

Johan not only facilitates the very popular question and answer section of the conference with confidence but makes the delegates feel comfortable about participating in the discussions. He is also the master of ceremonies.