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Prime Minister of Belize John Briceño sashes the Farmers of the Year, awards to be given to them Saturday

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2022. 6:40 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Prime Minister John Briceño sashed the three Farmers of the Year at the opening ceremony of the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) in Belmopan on Friday.

Orlando Ek from Concepcion in the Corozal District is the Farmer of the Year.

The Woman Farmer of the Year is Norma Figueroa from La Gracia in the Cayo District.

The Junior Farmer of the Year is Darwin Orellana who hails from Maskall in the Belize District.

The Farmers of the Year will receive their awards on Saturday at the Award Ceremony at 11:00 am at the Grandstand at the National Agriculture and Trade Show in Belmopan.

Apart from that, according to NATS Committee Chairman Gary Ramirez, the three will be receiving multiple gifts from businesses including cash and gift certificates.

The Award Ceremony also includes the presentation of an award to the Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai for his work in revamping agriculture in the country.

The ceremony will also include the Livestock and Rodeo awards, said Ramirez.


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