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Mr Aaron Hill named champion farmer 2013

- Deputy Premier & Minister for Natural Resources & Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering to put Agri proposals to Premier Smith
Mr Aaron Hill, second from right, was named Champion Farmer 2013. Photo: VINO.
The opening ceremony had the usual excellent turnout of farmers, school children, Government and other political leaders. Photo: VINO.
The opening ceremony had the usual excellent turnout of farmers, school children, Government and other political leaders. Photo: VINO.
This year Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE presented a special award to the oldest active farmer who was Mr Owen Smith. He was not on hand to receive his prize. Photo: VINO.
This year Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE presented a special award to the oldest active farmer who was Mr Owen Smith. He was not on hand to receive his prize. Photo: VINO.
The opening ceremony of Farmers' Week featured presenting of National Awards to farmers and school children who participated in various competitions including a poster competition. Photo: VINO.
The opening ceremony of Farmers' Week featured presenting of National Awards to farmers and school children who participated in various competitions including a poster competition. Photo: VINO.
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
Official opening of Farmers’ Week2014 on Tortola. Photo: VINO
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – On the occasion of the official opening of Farmers’ Week 2014 on Tortola Mr Aaron Hill was announced champion farmer for 2013 and Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering recommended proposals to improve the agriculture sector.

The opening ceremony had the usual excellent turnout of farmers, school children, Government and other political leaders and was declared opened by Dr Pickering. In his address he spoke of two proposals that he intends to put to the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, one being for the setting up of a national debate on the future of agriculture in the territory.

“That debate is going to consist only of young persons in this territory,” Hon Pickering said.

The second proposal was for Premier Smith to take to Cabinet the establishment of a national committee on Agriculture and to recommend to the cabinet on concrete steps on how to advance agriculture in the country. “That committee is going to consist only of young persons Mr Premier,” said Dr Pickering.

The opening ceremony featured presentation of National Awards to farmers and school children who participated in various competitions including a poster competition.

This year Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE presented a special award to the oldest active farmer who was Mr Owen Smith. He was not on hand to receive his prize.

The theme for this year is “Youths in Agriculture is a necessity to strengthen food security and sustainability.”

The observances of Farmers’ Week 2014 will be held at Anegada on Monday February 10, Jost Van Dyke on Tuesday February 11 and Virgin Gorda on Thursday February 13, 2014. 

10 Responses to “Mr Aaron Hill named champion farmer 2013”

  • Airrion (08/02/2014, 08:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow, that was some turnout. Everything looks so lush and nice. Good job everyone.
    • Well Well (08/02/2014, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where’s the urgency to do something just anything for agriculture
  • asura (08/02/2014, 08:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    did you say good turn out VINO? I ws there and did not see it just for thoes who were bus in eg school kids
    • LOL (09/02/2014, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      both dr smith bevin brathwaite and kedric speech was stupidness................. i would like to know how much money agriculture dept makes annually . ad to u aaron u can go around to the various schools and plant a tree with the youths
  • ccc (08/02/2014, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bill up Mr hill
  • JACK BE STILL (08/02/2014, 12:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Agriculture aint going nowhere re face…when nothing is being done you form a committee
  • egg face (08/02/2014, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but Mr. done deal done say he concentrating on fishing not farmering so go figure
  • Ha! (08/02/2014, 19:33) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Check Fraser and the NDP boys man. Chummy while people out here looking to kill each other over politics. Oh gush..ting te talk!
  • Liat 521 (09/02/2014, 08:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doc does not understands the hurt the farmers of this country
  • Boss (10/02/2014, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up yourself Aaron a true Farmer


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