Stand-up sessions spreading organic farming
Ubballi, June 4: Stand-up comedy shows have been popular in the state in recent years. They have been part and parcel of many family and social gatherings to enthrall audience. Seeing their popularity, a farmer has coined `Stand-up organic sessions’ to relieve farmers from financial crisis. He is addressing farmers’ fraternity during marriages, birthdays and other family celebrations to create awareness about sustainable agriculture and how to tackle drought and other natural calamities.
Sharing his experiences with TOI, Sureshgouda Patil, 47, a progressive farmer of Hulkoti village in Gadag district, said that he has been delivering lectures on organic farming from 2004. `In the starting 4 years, my lectures were restricted in Gadag itself. Then I joined as subject matter specialist on organic farming at KH Patil Krishi Vigyan Kendra Hulkoti in 2008 and improved my knowledge there till 2011 while training farmers. During this period I got many opportunities to interact with agriculture scientists’ he recalled.