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Lead-off hitter

Who's first?

It's year ending and it's reckoning time. With KM we always recognized the innovativeness and creativeness of each RTC in enhancing access to AFE knowledge products and services. The recognition was no flare, just text sent to all congratulating those in the lead for the most news, first to upload or for a new block. Sometimes it's just like "I appreciate the blog of __ or the innovations of __" and everyone is high because we are a class. Remember: "class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse".

Selling point

Entice. Mr Webster defines it as to draw on artfully. Its synonyms are lure, charm, attract and persuade. To do it, one must have a unique selling point. This is what many of our Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) do. They innovate to attract and influence.

Listening to our MSs who passionately shared what they did and are doing makes my work more fulfilling. Theirs were stories of greatness, of "plea to praise", of "hurt to heart" and of the common "rags to riches". There were others who were then in the corporate world, now in the farm. They said, "from corporate to cultivate".

Memories of "e"

Positive results evoke happy memories.

I was with Meitats when she presented her dissertation on "Learners' Intention to Continue Using ATI's e-learning Program". Why I was there?

Stick-to-e-tiveness. Meitats belongs to the "e" class. I am immersed in the "e" program and I cannot miss knowing how we fare in our "e" efforts. Here's what she presented.

BLOG to Blogs

It's a sure-fire tip for blogging. Take it from Jim Paredes. You can't go wrong with him when blogging (jimparedes.com or jimparedes.tumblr.com).

B -be sure you write and consistently write. You must have the passion to write. It's the passion that makes you write well.

L -link your blog with top blogs of your topic. Borrow credibility and do not forget to credit information source. This is also a way of expanding your reach.

"It Isn't Null But It's Boyd"

True to his blog account name, Mr. Dennis Boyd R. Baltazar is boyd and not null when he placed second in the accreditation test for the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas given to the e-Extension coordinators (1st batch) on May 30, 2012 in Davao City during the School on the Air broadcasters training.

Boyd also isn't null when his entry to the photograph contest also won first prize during the 25th Anniversary celebration of ATI on January 25-28, 2012. The contest theme was ATI in its best, which shows what ATI is doing.

Know Your One Great Love

In this world of I, me and mine, it is a gem to find one who cares for others and the environment. In our quest for more we hurt people, abuse the land and neglect our health.

Going back to Negros Occidental on April 17-20 for the message development communication planning-workshop for the advocacy and promotion of organic agriculture was a refreshing realization on the values behind the creation of wealth and health.


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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