JIS News

Farmers of branch societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) in Clarendon, have joined with representatives of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in the parish, to prepare their pavillion for Denbigh 2006.
In a JIS News interview, RADA Parish Manager Percival Shaw, said that pavillion preparations have begun in earnest, to be ready to compete in the Parish Pavillion Competition at the 54th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show from August 5 to 7 in May Pen, Clarendon.
“We are the host parish and every year we try to look our best, so we began working on the pavillion to re-arrange and beautify it on July 24 and, we are very happy with the collaborative effort that is coming out of our Officers and the JAS. Clarendon has always done pretty well in the parish pavillion competition and we want to keep our competitive edge,” he said.
According to Mr. Shaw, displays on youth involvement in agriculture, showcasing the work of some schools, particularly Hayes Primary and Junior High and the Ebony Park HEART Academy, will be on show.
Environmental, Home Economics, Agro-Business and Agro-Industry displays will also be mounted.
“We will also highlight the co-operative community effort of the JAS branches and other agricultural business interests as well as to mount a display on how we market our produce both locally and internationally,” Mr. Shaw said. He said the farmers remained optimistic that in spite of various challenges, they would do well in the parish pavillion competition, which has as its main prize the Rudolph Burke Trophy.
The Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show will be held under the theme: ‘Advancing Rural Development Through Agriculture’.