Staging the best hybrid rice varieties to ensure adoption of the production technologies by the farmers, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I in collaboration with the Private Seed companies, and the Local Government Units of Ilocos Norte and Dingras conducted a Hybrid Rice Model Farm at Brgy. Cali, Dingras, Ilocos Norte.
“Napakalaking bagay ang nangyari sa buhay ko bilang magsasaka sa pagkakaroon ng NextGen Project na inilunsad ng DA. Bukod sa nakita ko ang mga bagong barayti ng palay, tumaas ng 30 porsiento ang aking ani at bumaba ang aking gastos.”
“We must become an entrepreneur, not only an entrepreneur but a mentor (to our clients). To have moral ascendancy to clients, we must apply things first in our lives for them to believe us, for us to give them better advice” said Regional Executive Director Lucrecio 'Jun' Alviar as he urged the employees of DA RFO I to start incorporating the business aspect in their official and personal life.
In celebration of the annual Rabies Awareness Month, the Livestock Banner Program of the Field Operations Division (FOD) of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 (DA – RFO1) in coordination with the Provincial Veterinary Office of Ilocos Sur, distributed 1,800 vials of Anti-Rabies Vaccine to 45 Municipal Livestock Coordinators and Municipal Agriculturist of the Province of Ilocos Sur during the CY 2019 Livestock Program First Quarter Assessment at the Provincial Library, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on March 1, 2019.
Pursuant to Proclamation Nos. 224 and 227 s. 1988, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I joins in the celebration of the National Women’s Month as part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day celebrated in the month of March.