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‘Farmers on the Move’ launches Agricultural Practices Course

- Encourages participation from local farmers
Khoy Smith speaking at the launch yesterday, August 17, 2012 of the Farmers on the Move iniatitive. Photo: provided
Participants in the launch of the Modern Agricultural Practices short course. Photo: provided
Participants in the launch of the Modern Agricultural Practices short course. Photo: provided
EAST END, Tortola, VI – Farmers on the Move yesterday, August 17, 2012 launched a new agricultural initiative geared towards improving the marketability of local farmers in the Paraquita Bay area. Yesterday’s session marked the first in a series for a Short Course in Agricultural Practices.

Speaking at yesterday’s launch held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Marine Centre, Khoy Smith, President of Farmers on the Move, said the project was organized to give farmers an opportunity to have produce done on a large scale basis which would allow them to enhance their chances of economic sustainability and simultaneously improve the community’s profile. 

At the end of the project, he told participants, “you are not just going to be a farmer; you are going to be a business farmer, a businessman.” This, Smith added, would require learning elements of a business plan and acquiring finances for the efficient execution of agricultural production. 

The first element of the project covers “Poultry Inside and Out” which examines Broiler Production in three phases as well as other facets surrounding the rearing of meat birds. Crops, other livestock and other elements of the agricultural process are also expected to be taught.

Smith said the project was supported by Vision, a voluntary group out of the United States, who assisted with registering participants of the course. 

“Poultry production,” Smith noted “is basically a commodity that can bring income ‘right now’.” “All you have to do is maintain management,” he encouraged participants, “if you can maintain proper management you will succeed.” 

The group hopes to take advantage of an existing packaging plant in the area which has been unused but has the capacity to process 400 birds per hour. 

Farmers on the Move is a non-profit organization established in 2007 with the goal of addressing local farmers’ need for representation around the territory.


9 Responses to “‘Farmers on the Move’ launches Agricultural Practices Course”

  • boss hog (18/08/2012, 09:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Khoy you are better off in this area than running for elections
    • mother hen (18/08/2012, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      for real as he will shut down the whoe houses and run shops and I live
    • question (18/08/2012, 12:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      you people are so silly and hateful..what does this have to do with the man workshop??
  • john public (18/08/2012, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    khoy we wont be saying anything bad about you while mr v******k is being protected from our opinions
    • ccc (18/08/2012, 23:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      U trying to pin name on ppl and no one is studing u...go from here John Public
      • @@@@@@ (19/08/2012, 12:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        for real 'John Public' looking company he ball head controversial behind!!!!
  • qc (18/08/2012, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    his mother is the real farmer
  • BB (18/08/2012, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    big up to farmers on the move...
    • fly away (18/08/2012, 23:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      we could’ve done reap several different crops from those green houses if dr done deal was doing his work and finishing up where People's man left off now he off to Europe but he looking at airports..strupps

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