ATI XII celebrates 33rd anniversary, recognizes partners

Director ABdul I. Daya-an awards Plaque of Recognition to Ms Lucrecia Neri, Learning Site Owner of Manna's Alternative Products.

TANTANGAN, SOUTH COTABATO - In the commemoration of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) 33rd Anniversary on January 29-30, 2020, ATI Regional Training Center XII recognizes its partners in the delivery of excellent extension services in the Region. Also, management and staff enjoyed exciting activities in the celebration of the institute’s 33 colorful years in serving the Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), farmers and fisherfolks.

In the morning of January 29, partner agencies, AEWs, learning site cooperators, farmers, and students participated in the motorcade and interfaith prayer service. Afterwards, Provincial Agriculturists and Veterinarians, more or less 50 Municipal Agriculturists and around 8 new learning sites for agriculture in the region received a plaque of recognition in grateful recognition of their unending support in making the mission and vision of ATI achievable.

Later in the afternoon, students from different schools in the region compete in the motivating agri-related themed Quiz Bee, Poster Making, Spoken Poetry and Agri-Tala Dance Contest. The session hall was filled with thrill when the students displayed creatively and aggressively their knowledge and thoughts in agriculture.

The 1st day of the festivity was capped with a cozy fellowship night. Management and staff dressed in Amethyst-accented semi-formal getups chilled with the acoustic music while having good talks with co-staff. Best dressed ATI staff was identified and awarded before night ends.

Moreover, January 30 was filled with energy-boosting games that incited eagerness of staff. From the early morning Zumba to the cheer and yell making, badminton, volley ball, table tennis, bowling, dart, and scrabble.

The Anniversary celebration has been one of the most-awaited events in the center, this is not just an amusing times for the staff but also an opportunity for the center to acknowledge its partners in serving its clienteles. The past 33 years was not a totally comfortable journey for the institute but with the help of these extension partners, it was a fruitful ride.