3rd Umaani Expo set March 11-16

LINGAYEN — The provincial government will hold the 3rd Pangasinan Umaani Expo on March 11-16 at the Provincial Agriculture Center in Tebag, Sta. Barbara.

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.

“The Umaani Expo, a brainchild project of Governor Espino, is a way of showing recognition and gratitude to the farmers, and fishermen for their sacrifices and invaluable contributions to the food security in the province, and to nation building,” Batalla said.

The five-day agricultural event reels off on March 11 through a Thanksgiving Mass and Formal Opening Program with Senator Aquilino Martin “KoKo” Pimentel as d guest of honor and  speaker. 

Scheduled on the succeeding days of the agricultural event are: Agew na Umaaniy Pagey (Rice Farmers’ Day) on the 12th with former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go as honored guest speaker; Agew na Umaanid Tanaman (Corn and High Value Crops Farmers’ Day) on the 13th with Governor Espino as honored guest speaker; Agew na Umaanin Bii (Women’s and Agribusiness Day), and Agew na Umaaniy Sira (Fisherfolks’ Day) on the 14th with Congresswoman Pia Cayetano as honored guest speaker; Agew na Umaani Extension Officers (Agricultural Extension Workers’ Day), and Agew na Manag-ayep (Livestock Raisers’ Day) on the 15th with San Roque Power Corporation Vice President Tommy Valdez as honored guest speaker; and Exhibitors an Sponsors Day 9’ the 16th.

OIC Provincial Agriculturist Nestor Batalla expressed confidence on the successful staging of the third Umaani Expo, noting the all-out support and participation of farmers, fisherfolks and key players of the agriculture sector in the province in said event. (PIO/MGNO)

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