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21-year-old CASE graduate is 2016 National Farm Queen

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 4:48 PM
The 2016 National Farm Queen Safiyah Clennon is crowned by brand manager of Nutramix, Tina Hamilton, at the Denbigh Agri-Industrial Show in Clarendon. At right is president of the event organisers the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Norman Grant.

DENBIGH, Clarendon:
Twenty-one-year-old Safiya Clennon, a graduate of the College of Agricultural Science and Education (CASE) is Jamaica's 53rd National Farm Queen.

Clennon, representing the parish of St James, was crowned in Clarendon last night at the culmination of the first day of the three-day Denbigh Agri-Industrial Show.

The CASE graduate was also awarded the sectional prize for the 'Most Agriculturally Aware' contestant.

Miss St Thomas, Finess Copeland, was declared the first runner-up and was also awarded of the best talent piece and the best technical paper.

Miss Manchester, Ayanna Creary, copped the second runner-up title and the sectional prize for the best technical paper presentation.

The Jamaica Farm Queen competition requires that each entrant delivers a talent piece during the coronation show based on the topic addressed in their technical paper presented during pre judging. 

The talent pieces were delivered in story-telling, poetry and song and addressed topics such as climate change, praedial larceny, food safety and financial assistance for the agricultural sector.

The contestants were judged in five areas: technical paper, technical paper presentation, general knowledge, talent piece and popular votes on social media site Facebook.