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PAMETI organized training on "Quality Fodder Production, Preservation and Marketing"

   

    Punjab Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organized a three day training programme on “Quality Fodder Production, Preservation and Marketing” from 06-08 Sep 2022 and was attended by 27 Participants from Dairy dept., Animal Husbandry, Milkfed and ATMA.

    The objective of the training was to make aware trainees about the importance of Quality Fodder Production, Preservation and Marketing. Green fodder is an economic source of nutrients for the livestock. However its availability in the country is limited. With the limited land under fodder cultivation, there is a need to focus to improve productivity of fodder crops and demonstrate to conserve surplus green fodder to enhance availability of fodder during the lean period.Feed and fodder cost constitutes about 60-70% cost of milk production thus cultivated fodder has an important role in meeting requirement of various nutrients and roughage in our country to produce milk most economically as compared to concentrates.

   Various resource persons from PAU discussed package & practices for the cultivation of Kharif and Rabi Fodder Crops to get better yield. GADVASU experts discussedPreservation of Fodder (Hay and Silage making) and Marketing of Silage.Anexposure visit was conducted to Animal & Nutrition dept., GADVASU where the expert gave demonstration on Silage Making and thesecond visit was conducted to Punjab Agro Silage Plant where the expert gave consultancy on all fodder related subjects, from the selection of seeds, harvesting, processing, product development till marketing.

   Participants actively took part in this training programmeand were advised to share their learnings with colleagues in their respective offices, implement the concepts learned and help the farmers. The programme concluded with certificate distribution and the vote of thanks.

PAMETI skill trained rural youth in Organic Farming

   

    Punjab Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) in association with School of Organic Farming, PAU organized a six days training programme on “Organic Farming” under Skill Training for Rural Youth (STRY) from 29th August to 3rd September, 2022 at its campus.

    The programme was sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India and was conducted under the guidance of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. Training course was attended by 15 rural youth from different districts of the State..

   Ms Bharti Madan, Deputy Director (IT), PAMETI was the training coordinator who informed about the objective of the course. She said that Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) is aimed at imparting skill-based training to rural youth on agri-based vocational areas in agriculture & allied areas to promote employment in rural areas. In this regard, the said training was organized on Organic Farming so that the participants can learn to grow organic crops and the day by day increasing demand of organic produce can be met.

   Various faculty members from School of Organic Farming and other experts from different departments of PAU imparted practical knowledge to the trainees during the programme. Trainees also visited Integrated Farming System model, Organic farm, Agro Processing Complex in PAU where they interacted with experts. Demonstration on Soil sampling, use of bio control agents and bio fertilizers in organic farming, preparation of compost and bio-enzymes, packaging of organic products were also part of the training. Training concluded with positive feedback from the participants.

PAMETI organized training programme on “Time and Stress Management for Professional Excellence”.

   

    Punjab Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), PAU Campus, Ludhiana organized a 4-day training program on ‘Time & Stress Management for Professional Excellence’ from 23-26 August, 2022. It was for the benefit of extension functionaries from State Agriculture & Allied Departments; ATMA; Milkfed; Markfed; and Department of Cooperation. In total, 36 (Thirty six) officials participated in this training.

    Mrs Rupinder Kaur, Deputy Director – HRM revealed that the whole programme emphasized on the fact that due to changing extension system and wide farmer-extension personnel ratio, extension officers need to perform variety of tasks at one time. So, one of the most frequent concerns of extension personnel these days is that they experience work related stress especially due to lack of time, which will adversely affect their personal and professional life. Therefore, objective of the programme is to help the participants to understand their SELF, so that they can identify their individual time distracters and stressors. She further added that the training will also impart knowledge on various strategies/techniques to overcome such issues so that they can earn more time and feel less stressed which will ultimately help them in improving their overall work performance.

   Various experts from PAU and other institutes interacted with participants and enlightened them on different aspects such as busy v/s productive work, managing interruptions, procrastination, work-life balance, delegation, emotional intelligence, social intelligence etc. Stress reliving exercises through Yoga were also practiced by the trainees under the guidance of Mr Sanjeev Tyagi and his team from Everest Yoga Institute, Ludhiana. Role of diet in stress was also discussed and strategies for relieving stress were covered through various practical exercises. All the trainees very enthusiastically participated and learned through games and activities organized by PAMETI faculty.

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