Denbigh 63: Making Agriculture Sustainable

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The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show kicks off tomorrow, July 31, at the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon. The wholesome family event, which attracts some 80,000 patrons annually, has been an important part of Jamaica’s cultural activities calendar since 1952. To make this 63rd anniversary even more special, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), which stages the event, will celebrate its 120th anniversary! Thus, there will be a special focus on how the JAS has empowered Jamaican farmers and contributed to the building of a strong agricultural sector through the years.

The Denbigh Agricultural Industrial and Food Show is the largest such event in the English-speaking Caribbean, showcasing the best of the best of local crops and livestock. It also recognises the outstanding farmers who provide us with the finest quality produce across Jamaica. There are many attractions, activities and competitions that will provide you and your family with quality entertainment, and it will be completely edifying and an incredible experience.

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The 1972 Farm Queen, Yvonne Lawrence of St Thomas (seated), is flanked by 1st runner-up Daphne Jackson, (St Andrew) and 2nd runner-up Yvonne Gayle, (St Elizabeth).

Attractions include:

  • National Farm Queen Competition
  • National Champion Farmer
  • Youth in Agriculture Competition
  • Agricultural and Horticultural Exhibits

Come on out and enjoy and also learn more about the culture of Jamaicans and history of agriculture in our homeland.