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How the Word “Busy” Speaks for Itself

This four-letter word was the battle cry among eLOCs last 2010. Every time I logged on to my Yahoo Messenger – this red button with white dash greet me sometimes with a different smiley icon beside it. Others opted to place inspiring quotes while some put awful feelings (or perhaps, the on-goings with their respective workstation) …

Figuratively, eLOCs are just so diligent even to this detail (not to mention our respective milestones in the center) hahaha! But, these attitudes are just usual amongst us – because we find this as a mere gesture of status update – just that!

We Need More… Power!

Even if I’m used to hearing this lines… but, I’m a bit unhappy (I’d rather use this word – to sound positive still… LOL) when I heard it straight from a colleague. That! Tadannn!!! "I’m still mystified about e-extension"… (with emphasis mode) sigh!

Oh why oh why? Where were you when we discussed this thing very long time ago… I know they’re just around… during the demystifying stage… however, they’re not that interested maybe or perhaps "cannot recall" the whole process.

Embracing Change

When ATI-CO had formally demystified ATI-RTC 7 sometime in April 2008, a lot of concerns cropped-up to the minds of those who were present (both my co-personnel and a handful of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) in Bohol). Concerns like the viability and applicability of the e-extension program to our stakeholders.

Some were skeptics but others showed enthusiasm amidst uncertainty, as change is indeed the only thing in this world which is constant.


ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.  


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