The Ministry of Agriculture and the National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee has selected the winners of their 2018 farmers of the year award. Mr. Baltazar Campos of Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District was selected as the ‘Male farmer of the year’. Lorena Peralta of La Gracia Village in the Cayo District was selected as the ‘Female farmer of the year’. And, Freddy Orellana of Bomba Village in the Belize District was selected as the junior farmer of the year. According to the committee, candidates were nominated by the District Agriculture Offices in all districts. Judging commenced on March 13th and ended on the 22nd March 2018. The National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee also seek to remind the public that this year’s event is scheduled for the 27th, 28th, and 29th of April, 2018, under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”.