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Agrifest 2020 Set for Feb. 15-17: "Agriculture: Trendy in 2020”

The public is invited to attend the 49th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands from Feb. 15-17, at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, Estate Lower Love, on St. Croix.  The theme is “Agriculture: Trendy in 2020.”  The entrance fee is $6 for adults, $4 for children, and $5 for senior citizens. The fair will open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with an opening ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. 

“Agriculture is Life! Fresh food is medicine! Grow something…anything,” said Positive T.A. Nelson, commissioner of the V.I. Department of Agriculture.

Agrifest 2020 will also feature Farmer of the Year award presentations and quadrille dancing by the Heritage Dancers.  Other entertainment will include Bingo by Bogle, the Big Band, Hypa Active Band, Hartatak Band International, Kurt Schindler, reggae and soca artists expos.  Family fun will involve interesting and attractive exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, challenging competitions, games, prize-winning animals, a variety of delicious local food and beverages, along with the fun-fellowship of sharing with friends and relatives from neighboring islands. In addition to participants from all three Virgin Islands, guests are expected to arrive from Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website –http://www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.