More than 130 attendees of the Agribiz Kapihan, a weekly forum on agriculture, were fascinated by the many exotic fruit trees that your blogger, Zac B. Sarian, presented from 9 a.m. to 12 noon of August 4, 2018 at the Harbest Events Center at the Rizal Techno Park in Taytay, Rizal.
The fruit trees include different varieties of Abiu, imported makopa, exotic mango varieties, pomelos, rare bananas, lemons and many more. The attendees were fascinated not only by the slide presentation but also the fruit trees, both grafted planting materials and fruiting trees in containers.
ATI Director Luz Taposok is fascinated by the fruiting Perante orange grown in a rubberized container. This is at the Mini Tiangge at the Agribiz Kapihan where planting materials of exotic fruit trees were made available.
ATI Director Luz Taposok addressing the Agribiz Kapihan attendees.
Among the attendees was Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) who also discussed the activities and services offered by her agency. The attendees came from places near and far.
Agribiz Kapihan attendees selecting planting materials at the Mini Tiangge.
Jason de Vera of Sariaya, Quezon bought this fruiting Perante orange grown in a container by the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
Toto Barcelona, the big boss of Harbest Agribusiness, delivered his words of encouragement for the young and not so young to get into agriculture which can be a profitable undertaking. He presented examples of young Taiwanese who went into agribusiness, supported by their local government. He emphasized that people who want to succeed in farming should understand the science in agriculture because that is the best way to become successful.
Harbest Big Boss, Arsenio “Toto” Barcelona, delivering his pep talk encouraging the Agribiz attendees to get into honest-to-goodness agribusiness.