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2017 NTF Day 1: Opening Program

8 August 2017
Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR)

 

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) officially opened the first day of the “13th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition” on August 8, 2017 with a Thanksgiving Mass and followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony which signaled the opening of the product exhibit.

Leading the ceremony were Department of Agriculture Undersecretaries Segfredo Serrano and Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and Assistant Secretary Leandro Gazmin. Joining them were BAR Director Nicomedes Eleazar, BAR Asst. Director Teodoro Solsoloy, General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, and TCD Chief Tony Obligado.

Dr. Eleazar delivered his welcome remarks followed by an inspiring keynote address from Usec Serrano who represented Secretary Emmanuel Piñol.

Other highlights of the opening program included the launching of the “BAR R&D Portal” an information system that is web-based, containing essential information on the different projects funded by the bureau since 2005 to present. A book on soybean titled, “SOYAmazing Stories of Soybean from the Field: Results from Soybean R&D Program” was also launched giving due recognition to soybean farmers who have been part of the continuing success of the program. The last part of the program was the awarding of Intellectual Property Rights Certificates to one Patent and six Trademarks. ###

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