Nutramix is celebrating Women in Agriculture with its 2018 calendar. The glossy, 26-page calendar features 16 women from various fields in the agriculture sector.
Brand manager for Nutramix Tina Hamilton explained the reasons behind the theme for the calendar.
“Nutramix has been focused on supporting two main areas over the past few years — youth in agriculture and Women in Agriculture. This year we decided to shine a light on the contribution of women to the industry because they are so often overlooked. Why use calendars as the message medium? We realised that people in industries other than farming were requesting them for their office and home. This gives us an opportunity to have the conversation not just once but all throughout the year, as each month features a different woman in a different field”, Hamilton shared.
On Wednesday, December 6, a luncheon was held at the Grog Shoppe, Devon House, in Kingston to honour and celebrate the women involved in the 2018 Nutramix calendar.
“The luncheon was meant to celebrate women in agriculture and showcase the different careers they are involved in, which many people are just not aware of. We wanted to bring special attention to the 16 women featured and use this opportunity to thank them for doing such great work in their respective fields and also for agreeing to go on this journey with us this year,” said Hamilton.
“The launch was fantastic and sincerely appreciated by everyone in attendance. The calendars are being rolled out this week. The anticipation is great and we humbly await the response from everyone in the field, but so far everyone who has seen it has really loved the concept, the photos and especially the stories of all the women.”
There are even further plans to have the stories of the women heard, with the hope of inspiring others.
“We will also be doing a tour with the ladies early next year to schools and other institutions to help spread their story and inspire others,” said Hamilton.
She spoke about the importance of women in agriculture to the Nutramix brand.
“Agriculture is typically perceived as a male-dominated field, but when you look closely, you will usually find women doing the jobs that were traditionally male, and doing them so well that they surpass expectations with comparable and sometimes even better results. The hope is that we will be able to inspire not just the next generation, but perhaps other women (and men) who have considered entering the industry but are unsure of what career path they should take. There are so many areas to get involved in — and all of them are necessary for us to take agriculture to where it needs to go in this country,” Hamilton said.
The luncheon was hosted by Tishauna Mullings, the 2014 JAS National Farm Queen winner. She is also the founder of Nexxstepp Educational Services and Inspirational Products.
The women featured in the calendar are:
Annette Dennis, Annicka Grant, Christine Pink, Dr Audrie McNab, Dr Gabrielle Young, Dr Sydonnie Thompson-Gyles, Jade Lee, Kimberlyn Coleman, Marcia “Miss Peaches” Sadler, Michelle Black, Peta-Gaye Stewart, Rita Hylton, Safiya Clennon, Tannisha Scarlett, Trudiann Ashmead and Winsome Barker.