General News of Friday, 1 December 2017
The National Farmers Day will award $100,000 to the ultimate winner.
The amount to be presented by the ADB Bank will assist the fortunate winner to purchase agricultural equipment and tools.
A grand durbar of farmers, stakeholders in the agricultural sector, government officials, chiefs and people to mark the day, on the theme: “Farming for Food and Jobs,” is graced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
More than 20 hardworking farmers are expected to be awarded for their immense contribution to the economic development of the nation.
The award categories will include: National Best Farmer, first runner-up, second runner-up, National Best Youth Farmer, National Best Female Farmer, National Best Physically Challenged Farmer, National Best Livestock Farmer, National Best Fisherman and National Best Inland Fisherman.
The rest are National Best Marine Fisherman, National Best Aquaculture Fisherman, National Best Cocoa Farmer, National Best Shea-nut Farmer, National Best Crop Farmer, National Best Agro Forestry Farmer, National Best Agriculture Extension Agent and National Best Fisheries Extension Farmer Worker.
The first five winners from each region would be awarded at the national level.
Those who will be honoured at the regional level are the Regional Best Farmer, first runner-up, second runner-up, Regional Best Agriculture Extension Agent and Regional Best Fisheries Worker.