MADAGAYA Agri-fair is one of the highlights for the 145th Aldaw ta Malaybalay Celebration. This activity was spearheaded by the City Agriculture Office through the Field Operations Division (FOD) – Institutional Development Section (IDS) headed by Vic Ian T. Alcontin, FOD Chief, and Owen Hazel Q. Lagria, IDS OIC-Chief.

The Agri-Fair was launched last June 9, 2022, at the Malaybalay Capitol Grounds headed by City Agriculturist Remedios R. Sarzuelo. It was graced by Atty. Mitchel D. Talatala-Special Assistant of City Mayor Hon. Jay Warren R. Pabillaran, Punong Barangay Michael B. Barroso, CAFC Chairperson Leonard Leyros, various Department Heads, Agripreneurs, Rural Improvement Club, Stakeholders, and other city government employees.

PB Barroso in his welcome message expressed his excitement and pride to be part of this activity and was more than honored that the agri-fair is situated at Barangay 6.

Alcontin explained the mechanics highlighting the aim of the activity which is to showcase various products of our local farmers and agripreneurs. Aside from product display, there will also be technical forums or lectures on special topics related to agriculture, he added.

Messages from CA Sarzuelo and Leyros both encouraged everyone to promote local products and support agricultural development with the new elected leaders in the city.

Atty. Talatala imparted the City Mayor’s message of gratefulness for the realization of the agri-fair this 2022. It is one of the mayor’s thrusts to promote agriculture as it will alleviate the socio-economic status of the city. Through the Agripreneurial system, people are employed from production to processing.

He is also delighted with the initiative of promoting local products that are globally competitive, through this agri-fair and supports agri-tourism in the city.

Engr. Naomie H. Delos Reyes – Acting Assistant City Agriculturist, closed the program by giving gratitude to the CAgO personnel who devoted their time, effort, and talent in the agri-fair preparation along with the Agripreneurs for their product display.

The ribbon-cutting was immediately followed headed by Atty. Talatala, CA Sarzuelo, Department Heads, Agripreneur members, and stakeholders. The agri-fair is officially open until June 30, 2022, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Report By: Rajane Romo-Paurom, MES-OIC