Mysuru: As digital media is becoming the new normal during the time of pandemic, Agriculture Department in the district is also using the medium to reach farmers to promote sustainable agriculture and organic cultivation.
Agriculture Department along with Krishi Samvahana Vedike is launching a webinar series from November 23.
Agriculture department Joint Director Mahanteshappa told media persons on Friday, “Covid pandemic has created a gap between farmers and department. It can be addressed only by digital platform. Hence we along with Krishi Samvahana Vedike, Mysuru and Naganahalli Agriculture Research centre, Horticulture College and Krishi Vijnan Kendra, Suttur are organising the webinar series.
On every Monday between 11 am and 1 pm the webinar will be organised in 14 episodes covering different topics related to sustainable agriculture and organic cultivation. Facebook, Zoom application and YouTube is our new arena to connect with farmers, he said.Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/i/86287988697
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The webinar will be screened at 33 Krishi Samparka Kendras and taluk level agriculture offices. It is an unique series to connect farmers and agri scientists, Mahanteshappa stated.
Zilla Panchayat President Parimala Shyam will inaugurate the series. ZP CEO D Bharathi will be the guest of honour. Hassan Agriculture College Dean Dr Devakumar will preside.
In Mysuru organic farming is on a path of progress and 8,000 hectares of land are brought under organic farming. We hsve also opened regional organic farming society for branding and marketing the produce, said Mahantheshappa.
More farmers are willing to join such digital programmes to improve their farming method. These series will helps farmers, he added.
Agriculture expert Krishnaiah, Krishna Kumar were present.