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Jamaica Gleaner: Ditching office job for farm, New Hall woman digs in (and enrolled in EAB supported R.E.A.P Agri-Tech Entrepreneurship Program)

December 26, 2020 12:00 PM | EAB (Administrator)

Twenty-nine-year-old Citerina Atkins did not dream that she would become a farmer. 

The deCarteret College alumna, who hails from New Hall in Manchester, had her sights set on a career in finance.

After graduating from The University of the West Indies, Mona, with a degree in banking and finance, she did a one-year stint working at an insurance agency.

Not comfortable with the nine-to-five office environment, she began to look for a way out.

One Sunday, her cousin, Roike Campbell, who had recently quit his job in information technology to focus on farming, showed her the social media pages of Abbey Gardens Farm, managed by Young Champion Farmer and Nutramix Youth in Agriculture Ambassador Diandra Rowe, and she was intrigued...

Read more here:  http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201226/ditching-office-job-farm-new-hall-woman-digs

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