Clarke to open Montpelier show on Easter Monday

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau

Friday, March 29, 2013    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — AGRICULTURE and Fisheries Minister Roger Clarke will officially open this year's Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show on Easter Monday.

Some $3.25 million is being spent to stage the one-day event on the eight-hectare Montpelier grounds under the theme: 'Producing Jamaica'.

Roughly 10,000 patrons are expected to attend the annual show, which is being organised by St James Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).

According to president of the St James Association of Branch Societies, Glendon Harris, the event this year, will continue its emphasis on youth in agriculture.

"This year we are placing even great emphasis on the youth, as we cannot bring agriculture to its rightful place by excluding them," he said.

He added that the show will also have the usual high- quality display of livestock, horticulture, home economics, art and crafts, in addition to several educational displays.

There will also be a special 'Eat Jamaica' corner, where patrons will be able to sample an array of items made from local produce, such as sweet potato soup, dasheen chips, and sorrel cookies.

He pointed out that there will be lots of fun for the entire family and students will have the opportunity to win prizes such as small livestock, seedlings, farm tools, and equipment.





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