Mayor Sun J. Shimura lauded the Department of Agriculture Region VII, Municipal Agriculture Office and farmers associations for producing quality grain and high corn yields from the Corn Demo Farm project located at Sitio Purgason in Barangay Maya. Addressing participants during the Field Day and ceremonial harvest of the 50-hectare demo farm, Mayor Shimura said that locally-produced corn is expected to sustain the needed 42,000 kilos for the 8,211 senior citizens of Daanbantayan who will receive 5 kilos of corn in addition to P1,000.00 financial aid to be distributed this coming December.
The corn model farm showcases the technologies on seed selection, planting and plant spacing, water and pest management as well as fertilizer application thereby improving the quality of corn as compared to that of the farmers’ practice.
Gracing the activity were SB Member Ali Abucay, who both chair the Committees on Agriculture and Appropriation, Department of Agriculture Representative Robert Reyes, Brgy. Capt. Ellein Conje, and Barangay Maya officials. Project beneficiary is the Purgason Maya Farmers Association (PURMAFA).