TANTANGAN, South Cotabato- A total of seventy (70) participants composed of Agricultural Extension Workers, Local Farmer Technicians, Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and Farm School and Learning Site Representatives convened here last December 04, 2019 as the center officially kicked-off the last two batches of the Training of Trainers on Inbred Rice Seeds Production and Farm Mechanization.
Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an gave his welcome message to the participants. He said that every participants should put in mind that rice farmers need their help.
"You are here because you're chosen to help us, in the Department of Agriculture, to help the farmers understand the Rice Tariffication Law. Some of the farmers don't have any idea about this. You will be the one to relay the information to the farmers and help them become competitive through the conduct of Modified Farmer's Field School", he said.
The participants, which will be composed of two batches, will undergo 12-days of lecture-based and intensive hands-on training.
During the opening program, Technical Staff John Lord L. Auman presented the Overview of the Activity. He said that the participants need to complete the 12-day training in order for them to receive the Certificate of Completion.
The training of trainers will end on December 14, 2019.
Seventy new trainers are expected to complete the training and they will serve as pool of trainers for the incoming Modified Farmer's Field School in the Region which will be facilitated by TESDA and its accredited farm schools across the region.