– The Gleaner
Traditionally, when you think of farming or activities associated with farming, what comes to mind? We bet nothing as glamorous as what was displayed at the National Farm Queen competition on the opening night of Denbigh 2015.
The National Farm Queen competition, which celebrated its 52nd staging on Friday, is a pageant within the annual Denbigh agricultural show, used to highlight the ‘softer side’ of the agricultural sector.
This year, title sponsor Nutramix, a local feed company who under the tag line, ‘Lets Farm Together, Let’s Grow Jamaica’, decided to get involved with the competition with hopes of getting younger persons more excited and involved in agriculture.
“Women have always played a pivotal role in agriculture and this competition will be a medium through which these women are celebrated and recognised as they continue to contribute to the agricultural sector,” said Tina Hamilton, brand manager for Nutramix.