Agro Festival 2011 – May 21

This year’s staging of the Kingston and St. Andrew Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show – ‘Agro Fest’, will feature a host of exciting new activities to entertain the entire family, including a Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) ‘Eat What We Grow’ cook off competition.

A canine display by Guardsman security company, health fair, farmers’ domino competition, police mounted troupe exhibition, small ruminants display and a farm queen competition, are other new features of the show, which will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the grounds of Jamaica College on Old Hope Road in St. Andrew.

Speaking at the launch at the JAS’ headquarters in Kingston last week, President of the Kingston and St. Andrew Association of Branch Societies, Senator Norman Grant, said that the annual show has been rebranded, with significant focus on food preparation and the consumption of local foods.

This, he said, is in keeping with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Monday May 9 between the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the JAS to restructure and refocus the shows on their core function, which is to promote and enhance the agriculture sector.

Senator Grant said that under the MoU, the Agriculture Ministry has provided additional funding of $1 million, which will go towards the overall organisation of the event, to ensure that it is in keeping with “a general framework of quality and embracement of agriculture as the lifeblood of the Jamaican economy”.

Featuring:

  • Agricultural & Horticultural Displays
  • Small Ruminant Display
  • Farm Competition
  • Police Mounted Troupe Display
  • Guardsman Canine Display
  • Farmers Market
  • Fun & Entertainment for the entire family
  • JAS Eat What We Grow “COOK OFF” Competition
  • Health Fair
  • Famers Domino Competition

ADM: $400 for Adults $100 for Children under 12

Gate Prize:

  • 1st Place: Weekend for 2 at Negril Tree House Resort!!!
  • 2nd Place: Day pass for at any Sandals Resort in Jamaica!!!

More info – JIS

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