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Gingerland greenhouse farmer pleased with recognition given to local farmers

Mr. McLevon “Mackie” Tross, Owner and Manager of A-1 Farms in Gingerland, Nevis, is expressing satisfaction with the level of recognition being given to local farmers. His comment came after Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and also in the Federal Government, visited his property during a recent visit to farms across Nevis accompanied by Mr. Ron Dublin-Collins, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture in St. Kitts; Mr. Huey Sargeant, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis; Mr. Randy Elliott, Director of Agriculture in the Department of Agriculture; and Mr. Floyd Liburd, Deputy Director.

“The report he gave was quite encouraging,” said ‘Mackie.’ “He was very impressed with A-1 Farms and the work that we are doing here. He was impressed with the production, cleanliness and the actual layout of the farm.” The minister echoed some sentiments about wanting to help boost and sustain A-1 Farms efforts, which he is very, very grateful for… “I am very happy that people here, including government ministers are realising that local farmers are serious,” said “Mackie.’ “Local farmers just need acknowledgement and an added hand.

“We are grateful for any help we can get because we at A-1 Farms believe that with our vision, we can bring food to the table, and have sustainable agriculture 12 months of the year. That’s what we strive for especially in the greenhouse environment.” Tross has been using greenhouse technology in his farming since 2012. He said A-1 Farms are leading in that area of farming in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Read more at the St. Kitts Nevis Observer

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