DA’s Dar, Bichara meet with farm machinery students in Ligao

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Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara met with farm machinery students in Ligao City.

The two officials were joined by Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Bicol Regional Director Rodel Tornilla during their visit in Ligao City School with Machinery Learning Site at the Albay Farmers Bounty Ville Farm School Extension-Albay Rice Station.

“The Albay Rice Station has an area of 6.2 hectares for rice seed production, crop diversification, and infrastructure facilities,” the DA said.

“It was established to address the province’s need for high-quality planting materials,” it added.

According to the department, the station also aims at promoting diversification of areas from traditional to commercial crops and educating farmers and farm laborers about agricultural mechanization for more profitable farming operations.