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  • Organisers of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show are promising another successful event this year, which will showcase the best in agricultural production in the country.
  • Patrons attending this year’s show will have the opportunity to experience the enhanced Denbigh Hub concepts and other traditional displays.

Organisers of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show are promising another successful event this year, which will showcase the best in agricultural production in the country.

Patrons attending this year’s show will have the opportunity to experience the enhanced Denbigh Hub concepts and other traditional displays.                                      Addressing a recent JIS Thank Tank, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Chairman of the Denbigh Planning Committee, Senator Norman Grant, said the rich Denbigh brand will be showcased through the various hubs.

These are Children and Family; Tourism Linkage, which will highlight and promote the collaboration between the agriculture and tourism sectors;  Health and Wellness; Youth in Agriculture, which will be managed by the Jamaica 4-H Clubs; and the Business hub, where potential investors will be guided through the various steps needed to launch a new venture, among other things.                                     The hubs replaced the village concept to offer a more effective means by which patrons can interact with the various activities and linkages on show.

In addition to the hubs, patrons can also enjoy the pavilion competition, where parishes vie for pride of place by displaying the best of crop production, traditional and ornamental horticulture, including flowers and cut foliage, while highlighting animal husbandry and home economics projects.

Stakeholders within the agri-food sector will be engaged on critical issues affecting production, trade and marketing of agricultural and agri-based products, through the Denbigh Symposium and Business Clinic, formerly the Global Trade Exchange.

The 63rd staging of the annual Denbigh Show will be held from July 31 to August 2 at the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon.

“The main objectives of the Denbigh Show are to promote the agricultural sector; display the best foods produced in Jamaica by parish and highlight the importance of agriculture to the export sector and the national economy,” Senator Grant said.

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is expected to attend the July 31 opening.                                                                   Minister of   Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, will be in attendance on August 1; while Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is scheduled to attend on August 2.                                                        Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. each day and admission is $800 for adults and $300 for children.