As soon as the rooster crows or even before the sun rises, Nathanael A. Fabila, a notable rice farmer of Kidapawan City, got up early as he usually do on a daily basis since 2003 when he seriously involved himself in rice farming. He cannot afford to be late for his palay plants located in Brgy. Inas, M’lang, Cotabato, a 30-minute ride from where he resides, needs constant monitoring. Harvesting is forthcoming in few days. Besides that, he is expecting visitors from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)-XII for an interview and documentation of his 2-hectare rice farm.