December 2019 and January 2020 Programme

Women in Agriculture Day

Celebration of women in Agriculture Day at Surahalli, Nanjangud taluk in collaboration with MYRADA Institute on 04.12.2019. More than 150 farmwomen from different SHGs were participated in the programme. Cultural activities and sports were observed during the programme.

World Soil Health Day

In collaboration with Dept. of Agriculture, ATMA World Soil Health Day has been celebrated at District Agricutlure Training Centre at Mysuru on 05.12.2019. Joint Director of Agricullture, Project Director (ATMA), Mysuru presided over the function. During this function soil health cards were distributed and more than 100 farmers were present in the function.

Celebration of Farmers Day

Celebration of Farmers day at Dr. M.H Marigowda Park, Caurzan Park, Mysuru in collaboration with Dept. of Agriculture, Institute of Agriculture Technologists (IAT), Mysuru chapter. Mysuru Zilla Panchayath president Smt. Parimala Shyam inaugurated the programme and opined that farmers need to concentrate more on integrated farming system. More than 250 farmers, department officials were present in the programme.

International Conference

ICAR Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Bengaluru, Extension Education Society (EES) of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and ICAR-JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Suttur, jointly organised 3 days and International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development (eSARD 2019) during 14-16, December 2019 at Suttur, Mysuru. The conference is being organized as part of commemoration of Silver Jubilee Year of JSS KVK, which is established in 1994 by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.

The programme was inaugurated by Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General, ICAR, New Delhi under the presence of His Holiness Sri. Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of Suttur Math. Presiding over the function Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Director, Rural Development, JSS spoke on strengthening agriculture research and extension for effective transfer of technologies. Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture Science, Bengaluru participated as a chief guest and spoke on importance of quality seeds for enhanced agriculture productivity. Dr. C.G. Betsur Matt, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeet who participated as a chief guest appreciated the 25 year of work carried out by JSS KVK for betterment of farming community.

Training programme for Govt. School Teachers

Training programme for Government primary school teachers about importance of agriculture to be taught in school level. Maintenance of kitchen garden, importance of vermicompost, nursery and value addition topics were covered during the programme. 25 teachers from Nanjangud taluk were attaned the programme. The Block Education Officer (BEO) attended the training programme and assured to teachers for additional funds of kitchen garden.

Forigen students visit to KVK

Twelve Students from American Wisconsin University visited to ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur to study the agriculture and allied activities in the district during 07-11 January 2020. They were visited to progressive farmer’s plots and interacted with them. They were also visited to Krishimela 2020 and appreciated that more than 170 crops grown at one place.

Krishimela 2020

Krishimela is organized during 21-16 January 2020. ICAR JSS KVK prepares a ‘live-crop demonstration’ for the occasion by growing various crops of a wide range of duration ranging from 40 days to 3 months-duration. Thus, the preparation involves three months of time and constant efforts. Live demonstration of a wide range of crops is the major attraction for the visitors of Krishimela, be it the farmers, students or the enthusiasts who are not farmers but have interest in farming. The live-crop demonstrations apart, the KVK arranges display and demonstration of various other agricultural technologies and inputs in its ‘Agri Expo’ – the agricultural exhibition. Seminars and competitions are also organized for the farmers. However, farmers are not the only beneficiaries of the Krishimela; thousands of school children, college students and devotees from urban areas flock the event and find one or the other learning opportunity in the Mela. Progressive farmers, agricultural scientists, officers associated with agriculture and rural development departments, representatives from private input agencies, corporate and non-government organizations, people’s representatives and religious leaders take part in Krishimela. Thus, with the diversity in crops grown, diversity of programmes organized and the diversity among participants, the Krishimela becomes a unique ‘marketplace’ for farmers and all other stakeholders.

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