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Young Filipino Farmers Embrace their Role in Agri Development

Rudy Concepcion (second from left) with fellow YFFTPJ trainees.

In today’s technologically-driven society, millennials seem to be more inclined to seek jobs in the cityscape. However, a group of young farmers in our countryside are stepping up, hoping to create a revolution by going against the grain and aiming for the sustainable.

Part of this group is 21-year-old Rudy Concepcion II of Cauayan, Isabela. For him, agriculture is key to securing the future of the next generations, despite what other young people might perceive of it.

“Agriculture is one of the foundations of our nation and the lifeblood of our economy. If there is no agriculture, we are nothing. Life is secured in agriculture and the earlier we train our youth on farming, the better,” he said.

Saliot to YES Scholars: Ï don't want you to become employees, I want you to become employers

Dr. Asterio P. Saliot, director of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), grabbed the opportunity to personally visit the 11 scholars of the ATI's Youth Empowerment through Sustainable (YES) Agriculture Program during their training in GBS Agro Farms at Presbetero Pigcawayan, North Cotabato. Saliot explored the farm along with Councilor Gregorio Salhay and some staff of the ATI Regional Training Center XII.

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