More than 500 Guests Attend Seminar on Mushroom Production Today

Some guests smiling through at the opening of the Mushroom Production seminar. More guests are accomodated at the overflow room

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), as the apex of extension services in the Philippines, is continuously expanding its tent in delivering agriculture-related information to its Filipino clientele. Today, February 10, 2017, the ATI is holding its second free seminar for the year on mushroom production at the Rural Development and Education Center (RDEC).

More than 500 guests came from the various regions in Luzon, coming from as far as the Cordillera Administrative Region to the Bicol Region. The participants are comprised of businessmen, young professionals, employees from the public and private offices, and students. 

Engr. Renato B. Dela Cruz, chief of the ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division, announced that there will be more free seminars for the masses to take part in, including the continuation of seminars on mushroom, down to its marketing and packaging.

ATI Deputy Director Alfredo S. Aton as well hoped the participants would learn a lot and enjoy the seminar.

Meanwhile, the program includes interactive and participative lectures on mushroom production such as the types of mushroom, its benefits, the step-by-step process on how to produce mushroom, cultivation technologies used for different kinds of mushroom.

In the afternoon, a technology demonstration will be held for the participants to take part in. The lecture was facilitated by Senior Agriculturist and Bureau of Plant Industry’s National Focal Person on Mushroom Production, Dr. Mary Ann B. Guerrero, and the demonstration will be by her staff.

Following the seminar on edible landscaping last January 31 and today's activity, the next seminar will be held on March 2, 2017 focusing on agri by-products utilization.

For more information, visit the Facebook page “ATIng Gulayan ng DA” or call the Farmers' Contact Center at (02) 9822474or 0920-9462474.