Huey Sargeant, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture
Huey Sargeant, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture

Nevis Ag Department’s annual Open Day is March 22-23

From the NIA

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Ministry and Department of Agriculture’s 24th annual Open Day is but a day away and officials say they are prepared to host the island’s foremost annual agriculture event. This year’s theme is “Building Resilience to Climate Change for Food Security.”

Huey Sargeant, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, gave the assurance on March 20, that the two-day event slated for March 22nd and 23rd at the Villa Grounds in Charlestown should go as planned.

“I’ve been assured by the director and the other senior staff at the Ministry of Agriculture that all of the ‘Is’ have been dotted and all of the ‘Ts’ have been crossed and its really just to move them in place for the 24th staging of the Department of Agriculture’s Open Day and exhibition.

“We have literally everything all in one place and we’re ready, so it’s just about time for you to start putting some dollars in your wallet and purses to come and support our local farmers,” he said.

The event draws patrons from throughout the federation and other parts of the Caribbean to feature various aspects of agriculture, including food-preparation demonstrations, best agricultural practices, crop-farming techniques, livestock, agro-processing, ornamentals, the Abattoir, veterinary services, fisheries and cooperatives.