“It doesn’t need big capital, it is easy to set up, easy to maintain, no high-tech gadgets or equipment involved, raw materials abound and are indigenous, can be put up in small areas of land, and it is not that laborious. So why not try it?”
A farmer with no regrets! He went to Japan as trainee, a National Gawad Saka Awardee, and a Big Brother to his fellow 4Hers. A proud 4-H’er indeed! That’s Jonathan Sony C. Domingo life story…. inspiring and encouraging more youth to engage in farming.
Jonathan or Jong, the second child of a farming family is quiet but full of dreams. He dreamt of having a college diploma and...
“Graduate ako ng UP, pero mas ipinagmamalaki kong sabihin na graduate ako ng ATI.”
It may sound a bluster, or a startling rash and off-the cuff revelation and in a way tinged in irony in itself, still the words of Lea Astrud Santiago rings clear and truthful. And way too remarkable.
He does most of his farm work, with nary a whine nor whimper, only age-old fortitude of an old hand beholden to the soil.
A mother of two children and one of the most reliable and industrious Agricultural Technologist of the Local Government Unit of Urdaneta City under the City Agriculture Office named Emely D. Lucero, was adjudged as the “Regional Outstanding Agricultural Extension Worker” during the Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Agricultural Achievers for CY 2011 - 2012.
The 54-year-old Rosalie M. Ellasus of Sta. Maria, San Jacinto, Pangasinan played in diverse fields, is a very active partner in agriculture and several development efforts in Region I. A graduate in medical technology became an Overseas Filipino Worker in Singapore and Canada, and then became a farmer and finally a public servant. Rosalie has truly crossed many borders and jump over many...