Monday, April 15, 2024

Minister of Agriculture Gives Calf to Young Farmer

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On April 19, 2021, Hon. Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, handed over a calf  to Brayden Gillett, a 9-year-old farmer of Blackman Eddy in the Cayo District.
Prior to receiving the calf this morning, Brayden had been raising a calf at his home in Blackman Eddy for almost a year when his animal was stolen. Upon learning Brayden’s story, Minister Mai, through collaboration with the Mennonite Community in Shipyard, agreed to donate a young animal.
During the handing over, Minister Mai encouraged Brayden to continue to pursue his dream of being a cowboy and to become a successful cattle farmer, in order to create employment and contribute to the development of the country.
The brief ceremony took place on the grounds of the community center in Blackman Eddy. Present at the ceremony were Mr. Kano Green, chairman of Blackman Eddy, village councillors and residents.

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