By Nick Creely St Kilda draftee and former Dandenong Stingray Oscar Clavarino has only been an AFL player for a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
- Farmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference
Advertisements RelatedFarmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference RelatedFarmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference RelatedFarmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Thousands of Jamaican farmers are to be exposed to best practices in agricultural production and available marketing opportunities through the inaugural staging of the Production and Marketing Organisation (PMO) conference and exposition tomorrow (June 25) at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.The one-day event, which is the brainchild of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, is being hosted by the Ministry and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) under the theme: ‘PMO-Farmers working together to feed the nation’.More than 27,000 farmers are registered members of 826 PMOs across the island and about 4,000 of these farmers are expected to attend tomorrow’s event.Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding has been invited to deliver the keynote address during the opening ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m. A ‘One on One with the Minister’ is also planned to give farmers an opportunity to express their concerns or give suggestions to Dr. Tufton.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, delivers the keynote address at the launch of the Production and Marketing Organisation Conference and Exposition on June 24, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The conference takes place on June 25, at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.At the launch today (June 24) at the Ministry’s Old Hope Road location, Chief Executive Officer of RADA, Al Powell, said that the conference and exposition will feature several seminars, workshops and demonstrations, as well as more than 80 display booths. Presentations are also to be made by experts in the sector on new technologies in crop and animal production, agricultural credit facilities, and the roles and functions of PMOs for successful operations.The PMOs are community-based organisations which facilitate easy access by farmers to vital information and support, related to best practices and marketing. They comprise groups of farmers at the district level and are responsible for distributing farming inputs channelled through RADA.Dr. Tufton, in explaining the rationale behind the setting up of PMOs, said that it has become increasingly challenging to provide individual service to farmers. “It is more cost effective, more efficient to organise farmers in groups, and service those groups as a routine, as opposed to servicing individual farmers,” he said.In addition, the coming together of groups of farmers will ensure economies of scale. The Minister noted that while agriculture remained the largest employer in Jamaica, the size of farms has been shrinking over the years, with the average size of holdings about 1.4 hectares. “There are challenges associated with that. Firstly, it is increasingly challenging to get the economies of scale that one could get from larger production levels,” he pointed out.As part of this organisational process, RADA, last year, registered about 24,000 new farmers. The 826 functioning PMOs were also registered last year. Farmers to Benefit from One-Day Production and Marketing Conference AgricultureJune 24, 2009
- Nova Scotia man fights to have his ‘offensive’ plate reinstated
Grabher’s hearing will begin on Wednesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court and is expected to wrap up by Friday. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSFordHatchbackSedanSUVNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Lorne Grabher displays his personalized licence plate in Dartmouth, N.S. The controversy over Lorne Grabher’s licence plate, which reads “GRABHER”, could be settled in court after the Nova Scotia government refused a request from a group of lawyers to allow Grabher to resume using the now-banned plate. Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press advertisement The latest installment in the battle between a Nova Scotia man with a contentious personalized licence plate and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles has seen the “victim” put up a large billboard to raise awareness for his cause.According to The National Post, the controversy began when Lorne Grabher purchased a personalized licence plate for his father in 1991 with his last name on it to express their Austrian-German heritage, when his father died he received the plate back for use on his own vehicle.The Registrar of Motor Vehicles revoked the plate in 2016 for complaints for being a “socially unacceptable slogan”, and supports sexual violence against women, which Grabher said violates his constitutional rights. He is now seeking to have the plate reinstated. To help aid in his battle, the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has decided to back him up by funding the billboard erected in Northern Halifax, and selling stickers that go toward his “cause”. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›