28 April 2010
The PAU Directorate of Extension Education, in collaboration with Department of Entomology is organizing a four-day advance training course on bee-keeping for farmers and farm women from May 3 onwards. According to PAU, a batch of 25 farmers and farm women will receive the training on different aspects of bee-keeping. The participants will be provided theoretical and practical know-how on the profession of bee-keeping in addition to tips on the management of colonies and related activities by PAU experts.
The PAU is playing a major role in organizing various training programmes for the quick dissemination of latest recommendations of research to farming community. This activity is planned to enhance the production, quality and post-harvest management of various field and horticulture crops in the state.
The training programmes are also held in the field of animal husbandry, farm engineering and home science from time to time at Ludhiana and different Krishi Vigyan Kendras wherein subject-matter-specialists of the University participate.
The trainings are primarily skill oriented and need-based. During the year 2010-11 as many as 2044 training courses have been planned, which include 334 training courses are for extension functionaries and 1710 for farmers, farm women and rural youth. The duration of the courses varies from one-day to one-year, depending upon the objective of the training and its subject.
The University has prepared a document highlighting the training programme capsule for the year 2010-11 that includes month-wise calendar of various scheduled programmes.
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