Fri, 22 Mar 2019

A giant replica of a goat in front of the center welcomes the visitors of the the Department of Agriculture - Southern Cagayan Research Center-Cagayan Breeding Station (SCRC-CBS) located at barangay Maguirig in Solana, Cagayan. (Photo courtesy of DA Rehiyon Dos)

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jan. 9 (PIA) -- An official of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 2 (DA-RFO 02) said a grand farm carnival will soon open in the province sometime last week of March 2019.

Regional Technical Director Rose Mary G. Aquino, in her interview during Monday's Director's Hour over DA-RFO 02's official radio station DZDA, said the carnival will feature climate smart technologies for appreciation of the general public.

She said the grand farm carnival is tentatively scheduled to open at the DA-Southern Cagayan Research Center-Cagayan Breeding Station (SCRC-CBS), Maguirig, Solana, Cagayan.

Aquino said last year, the DA had already started the development of the CBS as agri-tourism destination.

"We hope that part of the fiesta carnival will be the launching of CBS as [an] agri-tourism site," Aquino said.

What to expect in the Grand Farm Carnival?

Aerial shot of the DA-Southern Cagayan Research Center-Cagayan Breeding Station (SCRC-CBS). (Photo courtesy of DA Rehiyon Dos)

Aquino said the carnival will showcase integrated farming with crops, livestock, organic agriculture and fishery in small space at different affordable capital requirements.

She added that interventions on various irrigation models, mechanization, credit and others will also be presented to the farmers, local government units, private sector and other visitors.

"What makes this festival different from the past is the involvement of all the barangays of Solana, Cagayan as host municipality and other institutions like the Provincial Government of Cagayan, and the academe," she said.

DA Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol, according to Aquino, will be invited to grace the event as guest of honor and speaker during the two-day activity.

"Magkakaroon po tayo ng paligsahan sa vegetable gardening na kung saan ang mga participant ay mga farm family ng Solana at mga estudyante mula sa Cagayan State University at mga elementary at high schools sa munisipalidad," Aquino said.

Cagayan Breeding Station (CBS)

Aerial shot of the DA-Southern Cagayan Research Center-Cagayan Breeding Station (SCRC-CBS). (Photo courtesy of DA Rehiyon Dos)

CBS is a satellite station of DA-SCRC with goat as its main commodity located in Solana, Cagayan. For travelers to easily identify the area, a giant replica of a goat in front of the center was built.

At present, CBS has become an integrated and agri-tourism farm because of the recent improvements it went through.

It is the source of quality goat stocks that caters not only Cagayan farmers but raisers of region 2 and nearby areas.

The types of goat raised in the station are boer and kalahari red. (MDCT/ With reports from DA Rehiyon Dos/ PIA 2-Cagayan)

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