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May 4, 2016 @ 2:41

Batac farmers’ festival: A showcase of hardworking Ilocanos’ best practices

BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte— Be proud you are a farmer. Yes, for local residents here, they take pride of their farmers. These hardworking men and women who wake up early every day, feed the soil to nourish the plants in order to provide food for the community.

So, on the first week of May each year, the city government of Batac hosts a weeklong festivity dedicated to all productive farmers here who are responsible in transforming the city’s modern agricultural landscape.

With the all-out support of various government research and technology institutions that nurtured farmers’ education, training and application of right technology and adoption of the latest trends on sustainable agriculture, the Batac farmers take the lead across the province and the country in terms of producing high-value commercial crops, including major staples, like rice, corn and tobacco.



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