JIS News

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant has expressed satisfaction at the turn-out for the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, which is now underway at the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon.
In his remarks at the official opening on Saturday (Aug. 5), he noted that “in my recent opportunity to lead the Denbigh Show over the last three years, this is the largest first day crowd that we have seen.”
He noted that the show “signifies the importance of agriculture in advancing rural development in our country,” with highlights such as the National Champion Farmer Competition, the presentation of the National Farm Queen, the Agriculture and Horticultural exhibits, and Livestock exhibitions.
Senator Grant commended the farmers on their “quest to sustain the nation,” adding that they made tremendous efforts behind the scenes in order to ensure that the exhibits continued “to be of the finest quality and standard.”
He noted that the three-day package “have been tailor-made to provide a wide range of wholesome entertainment, educational forums, and a taste of Jamaican delicacies”.
Senator Grant outlined the special features for this year’s show including: the Farmer’s Market, which he noted would provide the opportunity for patrons to purchase agricultural products at competitive costs on the three days of the show.
Another high point he said, would be the ‘Mechanization of the Industry’, which is a special exhibition of state of the art farm machinery by Agricultural Industrial Machineries.
Other special features include the National Kiddies Fun Zone, which has its own food court with popular fast food outlets such as KFC, Burger King, Crazy Jim, Wata and Bigga. There is also the 4-H Clubbites ‘Cook-Off’, which will see Jamaica 4H Clubs members showcasing their culinary expertise.
The JAS President said he envisaged the show as “the mecca for showcasing agriculture’s finest, providing opportunities for the youths and providing the farmers with the platform for further development.”