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Showing posts with label College of Agriculture. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

MSU host agriculture celebration October

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Montana State University’s (MSU) College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station are billed to host the 15th annual ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ two-day event on campus from October 25.

The Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, Glenn Duff made this known in a release sighted by NaijaAgroNet and said that MSU has a long heritage of supporting agriculture and the institution is thrilled that ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ will highlight the relationships that have been fostered between the MSU College of Agriculture and its regional clientele.

According to him, Agriculture experts from across Montana will address the role of cooperatives and timely issues facing Montana, share new information and discuss their latest research.

“The conference will host three guest lectures, including keynote speaker Carl Casale, President and Chief Executive Officer of CHS, Inc. CHS is a Fortune 100 business owned by United States agriculture cooperatives, farmers, ranchers and stockholders,” Duff said.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kaduna women, youths train on bull husbandry

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A two-week training has been mapped out for the training of women and youths by Kaduna State in bull husbandry by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with office of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and College of Agriculture and Animal Science in Kaduna
Funding for the training was from the MDGs office to provide skills in fattening of cattle for the women and youths in the state, as gathered by NaijaAgroNet.
Opening the training, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina represented by the Director of Planning, Research and Statistic in the Ministry, Umar Farouk Hussaini decried Nigerian's reliance on imported food, stressing that the training was part of Federal Government's desire to build the capacity of 8,000 youths and women in various agricultural fields including fishery, cassava production, animal husbandry and poultry.
"Whatever we are providing here is a starter pack to the participants as something they should use to get a take-off in their lives. At the end of the training, bulls and feeds among others will be distributed to the participants to start with and sell later on when they are fattened," he said,
Provost of College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Dr Balarabe Jahun informed NaijaAgroNet that Nigeria spends over $5.2 billion annually on food importation, which is equivalent to 48 per cent of the country's total gross income.
He lamented that if the citizens of any nation no matter how rich they may depends on food importation the country  will still remain in a poor state and that is the situation in Nigeria.

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