Prov'l agriculturists hailed six-time time "Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers"

Jul 29, 2019 ...

For the sixth consecutive time, Provincial Agriculturist Mrs. Norma Lagmay and Assistant Agriculturist Dr. Luz Tabora of the Provincial Agriculture Office received their Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers award from the Department of Agriculture (DA) during the 2019 National Rice Achievers Award held at the Fort Ilocandia Resort & Casino, Laoag City, last July 25.

Dr. Luz Tabora, one of the awardees and also the Provincial Rice Program Coordinator, expressed her joy on receiving the said award:

"Matagal nang nakilalahok ang probinsiya natin sa patimpalak ng DA - mula 2013 hanggang ngayon. Dito natin ipinakikita ang mga kontribusyon natin sa pagtamasa sa food security and self sufficiency. Dahil dito, anim na beses na kaming pinaparangalan, kasama si Mrs. Lagmay,she stated.

Also included in the list of this year's awardees from the Provincial Agriculture Office are Mrs. Lorna Lubera, Mrs. Lolita Raposas, and Mr. Danilo Arado.

Mr. Arado is thankful to the Provincial Government and remarked, "Malaki ang pasasalamat namin sa Provincial Government. Sa pangunguna ng dating gobernador, Senator Imee R. Marcos at sa suporta ni Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, marami pa rin tayong suplay ng bigas. Sa katunayan ay pumangalawa tayo noong 2017 sa Nueva Ecija. Kung wala sila, hindi natin makakamit ang mga parangal na ito.

Moreover, 15 agricultural extension workers from the different towns and cities of the province were also cited: two from the City of Batac, towns of Solsona, San Nicolas, and Vintar; six from Laoag City, and one from Dingras.

In 2015, Ilocos Norte was recognized as Rice Achievers Award Hall of Fame after winning the same award in 2013 and 2014. Meanwhile, a special award were given to the province in 2016 and 2017.

Vice Governor Cecilia Araneta Marcos gave her message to the awardees on behalf of Senator Imee R. Marcos.

A total of 20, 000 pesos in cash and a plaque were given to the awardees.

by Stewart Ocampo



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