FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2022
The Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands Announces 2023 Farmers of the Year Competition
St. Croix, Virgin Islands – The Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands is accepting applications for the 2023 Farmers of the Year competitions. Registration deadline for the competition is Monday, December 5, 2022.
The Farmer of the Year is determined by the total points accumulated from a panel of judges during the judging period.
Judging is based on a set of criteria.
For crop farmers, the 2023 competition will focus on small farms less than 2.5 acres.
For livestock farmers the 2023 competition will focus on small livestock production.
New in 2023, we will also be introducing the category of “Apiary of the Year”, and we encourage all beekeepers to apply.
Crop farmers interested in participating in the competition are asked to contact Stafford Crossman at (340)692-4071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Livestock farmers and Beekeepers interested in participating in the competitions are asked to contact Sue Lakos at (340)692-4032 or email email@example.com
Judging of farms begins in December 2022 and continues monthly until February 2023.