Entries Invited For Farmers’ Week 2016 Theme Competition

Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 3:15pm

The Department of Agriculture is inviting members of the public to enter the Farmers’ Week 2016 theme competition.  Entries should be inspired by and incorporate the following topics: sustainable development, increased agricultural production and climate change. The theme should not exceed twelve (12) words and the competition is open to all persons.

Farmers Week 2015 Magazine Available Online

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 11:30am

The Department of Agriculture is encouraging members of the public to view and or download this year’s Farmer’s Week Magazine on the Government Website ....

Farmers Week Prize Giving Ceremony On Anegada Cancelled

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 4:45pm

The Department of Agriculture wishes to inform the public that the annual Farmers Week Prize Giving Ceremony and Exhibition on Anegada scheduled for Wednesday, February 4, is cancelled. 

Statement By Chief Agricultural Officer On Anegada Prize Giving Ceremony For Farmers’ Week 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 4:15pm

On behalf of the Department of Agriculture, I wish to express our sincerest apologies to farmers, stakeholders, members of the Anegada community, and the wider Virgin Islands community for the inconvenience caused in postponing this morning’s annual Farmers’ Week Prize Giving Ceremony and Exhibition.

The postponement was as a result of technical difficulties experienced by the ferry.  

We would like to inform the public that the ceremony and exhibition are now scheduled for Wednesday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Date Change For Anegada Farmers’ Week Exhibition

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 2:15pm

The annual Farmers’ Week Anegada Prize Giving Ceremony has been postponed to Wednesday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m.

The Government of the Virgin Islands regrets any inconvenience caused. For more information persons can telephone the Department of Agriculture at 468-6123 or email at agriculturebvi@gov.vg.

Remarks By Deputy Premier And Minister For Natural Resources And Labour - Opening Ceremony Of Farmers’ Week 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 1:45pm

The only constant in this life is change, there are times and seasons and I’m sure most of you know that the good book says there is a time for everything.

Remarks By Premier - 2015 Farmers’ Week - Youth And Sustainable Agriculture

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 1:30pm

Good morning:

When I first heard of this year’s theme for Farmers’ Week: ‘Youth in Agriculture a Must – Food Security and Cultural Sustainability - a Plus’,” I was quite pleased.

You see, the theme continuously reflect my Government’s position in building a sustainable agricultural sector, and the importance of our young people in doing so.

Venue Change For Anegada Public Meeting On Protected Areas

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 5:00pm

A public meeting on the proposed Protected Areas will be held in Anegada at the Agricultural grounds on Monday February 2, at 1:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held immediately after the ceremony and festivities of Farmers’ Week taking place on Anegada, that same day.

For more information persons can telephone the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour at 468-2147 or email at nrl@gov.vg.

Farmers Week 2015 Handicraft Competition Reminder

Friday, 23 January 2015 - 8:30am

The Department of Agriculture is asking all handicraft producers who are interested in entering the Farmers’ Week 2015 competitions to note that entries for the handicraft category, of the Tortola exhibitions can be submitted to the Department of Agriculture on Friday, January 23. The deadline for submission of entries is Wednesday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m.


Farmers' Week 2015 - Date Change

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 4:15pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting the general public to the Official Opening Ceremony for Farmers’ Week, Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 a.m., at the Department of Agriculture main office in Paraquita Bay, Tortola. Activities will be held from January 30 through February 6. The public is invited to attend and support all exhibitions and events for Farmers’ Week 2015.