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Harvest festival at barangay Buyog

An upland barangay, Buyog is blessed with soil rich in minerals that afford it to grow vegetables and other crops. It is also a recipient of the Farmers Field School on Corn spearheaded by the Municipal Agriculture Office.

A harvest festival and simultaneous graduation rites of the Farmers Field School (FFS) was done on September 20.

The Farmers Field School on Corn lasted 18 weeks. Corn technician Mr. Dioscoro Halina and MAO Camilo Rizano conducted the classes at Brgy. Buyog. The concept of the Farmers Field School are as follows: brings farmers together to carry out an intensive training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods and issues over the life cycle of the crop; farmers meet one day each week for the entire duration of the crop production season; follows a non-structures curriculum, discussion will depend on the growth stage of the crop.

The approach used in the conduct of the FFS believes that the Learning Field is the primary source of learning; Experiential means experience of the participants form the basis of learning; Decision-making   guides the process; Season-long training means the training lasts the entire growing season of the crop; the Curriculum is detailed and coordinated with the local conditions of the field school.

In time for the harvest festival, the graduates of the Farmers Field School were also conferred with their diplomas as certified graduates of the FFS.

Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla who continuously supports agricultural programs to increase yield believes that self-sufficiency in food thru agricultural production is the key to a stable economy.

Following the graduation rites, the harvest festival opened showcasing agricultural products of Brgy. Buyog. Buyog is one of the model barangays in the town for the Gulayan sa Barangay program of the Municipal Agriculture and the Municipal Nutrition Council.

Mayor Abrenilla purchases products displayed during the Buyog Harvest Festival to encourage farmest to produce more.

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