Annual Summer Farm Practice and On-the-Job Training for Agriculture Students

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These training classes that are offered to 3rd year agriculture students is an undertaking of a consortium named La Granja Research and Development Center (LGARDC). This consortium, of which the station is a member, is composed of four other agencies namely, the Sugar Regulatory Administration-La Granja Agricultural Research & Extension Center (SRA-LGAREC), the Bureau of Plant Industry-La Granja National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center (BPI-LGNCRDPSC), Department of Agriculture Negros Occidental Research Outreach Station (DA-NOROS) and the Philippine Carabao Center-La Carlota Stock Farm (PCC-LCSF). Since its establishment in the 1970’s, numerous agriculture students had benefitted from these trainings.

Generally, these aim to package both the theoretical and practical applications of the various knowledge in agriculture, according to the specialized field and expertise of each of the member agencies.

The station, being the Assistant Center Coordinator for Training, is tasked to facilitate the formal opening and closing of the training classes. It also prepares and disseminates details of the classes schedule and related activities, as well as initiate discussion and meetings related to the training concerns. It also conducts final examinations and it computes the students’ grades.

With regard to the training itself, the station aims to deliver and impart knowledge and ways of practical applications on topics that include: mushroom production and management; high-value fruits production and management; climate change and some mitigating measures analysis of rural environment and quality of life (action research); and sustainable agriculture principles and concepts. Also taught are knowledge and practice on root crops production and management, sweet sorghum-based production and management, communication in agri-extension, urban vegetable gardening, organic, bio-fertilizer, and vermi production, among others.

Duration / Date:

Summer Farm Practice: One-and-a-half months during mid-April to end of May
On-the-Job-Training: Three-and-a-half months during mid-November to end of February

Target / Beneficiaries:

Third year agriculture students all over the country

Cost of Participation:

Summer Farm Practice: PhP 1,000 per student
On-the-Job-Training: PhP 1,500 per student

Office in Charge:

University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Agriculture and Food Science La Granja Research and Training Station (UPLBCAFS-LGRTS)

Contact Details:

Dr. Emmanuel G. Samson
Station Manager
La Granja, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental
Mobile: 09778503402 & 09988550230
E-mail: [email protected]

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