The Ministry of Agriculture and the National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee informs the public that this year’s winners for farmers of the year 2018 in the following categories are as follows:
1. Male farmer of the year is Mr. Baltazar Campos of Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District
2. Female farmer of the year is Ms. Lorena Peralta of La Gracia Village in the Cayo District
3. Junior farmer of the year is Mr. Freddy Orellana of Bomba Village in the Belize District.
Candidates were nominated by the District Agriculture Offices in all districts. Judging commenced on March 13th and ended on the 22nd March 2018.
The Ministry of Agriculture congratulates the winners and all the nominees for playing an integral role in food security and contributing greatly to the development of the agriculture sector in Belize.
A special thank you is also extended to the three judges for this years’ selection of Farmers of the Year – Mr. Andrew Mejia of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Martin Lindo of the Caribbean Agriculture Research & Development Institute (CARDI) and Mr. Nonato Canto of the Pesticide Control Board (PCB).
The National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee reminds the public that this year’s event is scheduled for the 27th, 28th, and 29th of April, 2018, under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”.