Sixty-one residents of Dologon successfully participated in a one-day Enhancement Forum on Crop- Animal Production and Management held on April 20, 2012 at Dologon Barangay Hall. The said forum was conducted by the College of Agriculture under the leadership of the College Extension Coordinator, Dr. Annie L. Deriada, which aimed at establishing continuity of the College of Agriculture’s extension project in that barangay to help the populace achieve a better life.
Dr. Deriada, during the orientation, explained to the participants the objectives of the forum. Then, the setting of expectations from the participants followed with Ms. Conrada P. Yecyec, COMBASUDEP focal person as the facilitator. Punong Barangay Miguel C. Ceballos, in his welcome remarks, warmly welcomed the experts from CMU and the participants to the said forum.
Discussions of different topics by the following pool of experts from the College of Agriculture include: Dr. Guia G. Saludares – Lecture on Mushroom (Volvariella sp.) Production and Management; Prof. Eduardo V. Lagua
– Native Chicken Production and Management; Ms. Shella C. Poonon – Cost and Return of Volvariella Mushroom Production and Cost and Return of One Module Native Chicken Production.
Meanwhile, Ms. Efignia P. Antona, one of the participants who gave her impressions on the activity, expressed her heartfelt thanks to the CMU team for conducting such informative forum because according to her, “she gained knowledge on proper care and management of chicken raising and mushroom culture.” However, she expressed fears that she might encounter problems in the future like the market outlet of the mushroom and price of mushroom might become low when there is already a supply and problem on a disease inflicting chicken such as epidemia or colds. Likewise, she expressed her hopes that technical and financial support will still be provided to them.
The conduct of the forum was one of the expected outputs of the extension project of the College of A griculture of this University.