Farmers' field day motivates Siquijor students
Province of Siquijor (11 February) -- At least thirteen Bachelor of Science in Agriculture freshmen students of Siquijor State College (SSC) Larena campus were impressed during their Farmers' Field Day visit at Fedelita Dagumo's farm, Tagmanocan, Lazi, Siquijor.
Georgine Magsayo claimed that witnessing the event helped them to appreciate farming while Michael John Boca promised to remember and apply the science and technology interventions being introduced in farming.
Almarie Murphy said she enjoyed the event so much and that the hospitality of the people in Tagmanocan and SSC staff overwhelmed her, making learning fun.
Hasmen Calimpon also observed that adoption of the science and technology based farming helps in having a good yield. "I never thought that banana, corn and peanuts can be that bounty," she added.
"The Farmers' Field Day experience enabled me to gain knowledge on farming. I found it very relevant to my course," said Miraflor Losdoc.
Vern Jade Pacanon enjoyed herself watching the vast farm while saying "I can have my own farm someday and like Dagumo, I wish I will also be a recipient of assistance from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD).
Dagumo is a beneficiary of funding assistance from the PCARRD for the Science and Technology Demo Farm on Peanut-Corn Production.
Likewise, another student Ritchie Calimpon was inspired to be a farmer after the field day. According to her, farming may take a lot of work but it also returns a lot of money.
A tour within Dagumo's.25 hectare farm was done before the program ended.
All the visitors were given the chance to see the result and comparison between experience-based farming and S &T-based farming.
The presence of the three visitors from the Central Visayas Consortium for Integrated Regional Research and Development (CVCIRRD), with the Provincial Governor, Orlando "Shane Fua" Jr., the Municipal Mayor of San Juan Edwin Quimno and Municipal Mayor of Siquijor Dick added color to the activity. (PIA) [top]