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Field Study Program was held on 18th - 20th February 2016

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The students majoring in Agricultural Extension attended a field study program in Trincomalee, Mullaitivu and Jaffna. The filed visits included interacting with filed extension officers and farmers, to observe their farming systems in the East and North as well as to discuss farmer's achievements and challenges. The learning activities built into the program were in relation to the courses they will be taking for the forthcoming semester starting in March 2016. In Trincomalee the students conducted a vocational training career awareness program for youth in two schools. This was on the invitation of Child Development Foundation (CDF) of the Eastern Province. Close to a hundred Tamil and Sinhala speaking young school children attended the program. The students developed the training material including flip charts and handouts. In Kilinochcho the students visited the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Jaffna. An evening of games and interactions was organized by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna for the benefit of the visiting students and staff.


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