3rd Umaani Expo opens March 11-16

LINGAYEN— The 3rd Pangasinan Umaani Expo opens on March 11 at the Provincial Agriculture Center in Tebag, Sta. Barbara.

The five-day agricultural event will start with a Thanksgiving Mass and Opening Program with Senator Aquilino Martin “KoKo” Pimentel as honored guest speaker. 

OIC-Provincial Agriculturist Nestor Batalla expressed confidence that with the participation of farmers, fisherfolks and key players of the agriculture sector in the province, the 3rd expo will benefit both the farmers and the industry.

A project of Gov. Espino launched in 2017, the Umaani Expo is the converging point of farmers, fisherfolks, and stakeholders of the agriculture sector in the province for transfer of knowledge and farming system, and a show window of latest farm machineries and equipment, and market promotion for farmers and products.

Scheduled events are: Agew na Umaaniy Pagey (Rice Farmers’ Day) with former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go as guest speaker; Agew na Umaanid Tanaman (Corn and High Value Crops Farmers’ Day) with Gov. Espino as guest speaker; Agew na Umaanin Bii (Women’s and Agribusiness Day), and Agew na Umaaniy Sira (Fisherfolks’ Day) with Rep. Pia Cayetano as guest speaker; Agew na Umaani Extension Officers (Agricultural Extension Workers’ Day), and Agew na Manag-ayep (Livestock Raisers’ Day) with San Roque Power Corporation Vice President Tommy Valdez as guest speaker; and Exhibitors an Sponsors Day.

Staring March 12, the participants and visitors will be entertained by Sangka contests that . (Sangka, in Pangasinan language, refers to superlative degree of comparison) include: tastiest rice product contest; biggest, heaviest, and longest high value crops; heaviest fish, and tastiest buro contest.

The Umaani Expo this year banners the theme: “Payabungin at Pangalagaan ang Agrikultura ng Pangasinan.” (PIO/MGNO)

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