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Experts Share Key to Vegetable Farming Success

Organic farming expert Dr. Isagani Catedral speaks at the ATI free seminar.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—During the latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Dr. Isagani Catedral of Livegreen International Incorporated underscored the importance of good field planning in achieving a successful vegetable farming venture.

"You should start right by having a master plan–a field lay-out–to avoid losses resulting from poor field planning," he said. He then discussed how a planting program helps provide continuous supply of vegetables to the target market, which should also be based on household and market preference.

Free Seminar Supports Swine Business Industry

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Swine is the largest among the livestock industries in the country. Recognizing this, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a free seminar to help individuals interested in this venture.

Experts invited to share the latest technologies in swine-raising and processing include Werner Decena, head of the Research Unit of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Quezon Province. He presented the production aspect of native pig as well as the guide in animal husbandry, livestock production essentials, and opportunities in pig farming.

Vegetable Processing Offers Answer to Farmers’ Dilemma

Duran Farm’s Luis Bausa assists 80-year-old Gilda Estipona during ATI Free Seminar on Lowland Vegetable Production and Processing

DILIMAN, Quezon City—With the unstable farm gate price and oversupply of vegetables in some parts of the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) sees the need to bring vegetable farming to a new level.

With the potential for higher income in processed vegetables, the ATI’s latest free seminar focused on processing technologies for lowland vegetables.

Free Seminar Discusses KSA on Mushroom Production

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) offered the public an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSA) necessary in mushroom production and processing.

With the help of experts from the Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) Siniloan Campus, some 490 individuals learned about the importance of KSA in growing and processing mushroom.

2019 Free Seminar Series Kicks Off with 'Organic Farming for Newbies'

Luis Bausa, consultant to Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center, at ATI Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 2019 free seminar series of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is off to a good start as 370 individuals came for the first topic, Organic Farming for Newbies.

The participants were welcomed by Milagros Urbano, chief of the ATI Policy and Planning Division. She talked about the benefits of organic agriculture which, she said, is mostly "going back to the basics" of farming.

"Going organic is a long and tedious process. You need to be persistent, patient, and optimistic," she stressed.

Aton Sets New Directions for ATI

ATI OIC Director Alfredo Aton

DILIMAN, Quezon City—New officer-in-charge (OIC) director, Alfredo Aton, sets the tone for the next few years as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) turns another leaf under his leadership.

In a meeting with ATI division chiefs, Central Office section chiefs, and training center directors, Aton asked for everyone’s cooperation and support in improving the bureau’s programs and services for the stakeholders and the public.

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ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.

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