National Agriculture and Trade Show Farmer of the Year Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00

April 10, 2013
The National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Farmers of the Year 2013:

Senior Farmer – Mr. George Choj.  Mr. Choj is 30 years old of Cristo Rey Road in the Cayo District.  He currently owns 25 acres of land of which 12 acres are developed into crop and livestock.  Mr. Choj’s farm is diversified and mostly based on the Integrated Farming System Concept.  His activities involve both Crop (Periurban) and Livestock production through which he maximizes the by-products of each activity to generate income, reduce cost and improve product quality.

Woman Farmer – Mrs. Sharon Moody.  Mrs. Moody is from Scotland Half-moon in the Belize District and is 28 years of age. Mrs. Moody is a dedicated farmer who has been involved in mixed farming activities for the past seventeen years. Her farm consists of a combination of agricultural activities which include crop and livestock production.  Her farm produces an assortment livestock for consumption and for the local market also she is involved in the agro processing of diverse products to include goat cheese, jams, jellies, pine apple, cashew, coconut oil and cohune oil for income generation.

Junior Farmer – Mr Nelson Burgos.  Mr Burgos is 18 year old from Fresh Water Creek in the Corozal District.  Mr. Burgos farms a 15 acre plot which consists of fruit trees, vegetables and small livestock production.  He is also engaged in coconut oil production and ground pepper processing.

Theme: Stimulating prosperity in agriculture and food production through renewed public-private partnership.”