BUCAF students win ATI's Organic Agriculture Quiz Bee

Monday October 7,2019

Students of Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF) once again brought honor to their school as their five representatives, under the guidance of Coach Prof. Antonio P. Padayao Jr., emerged victorious in the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Organic Agriculture (OA) Quiz Bee, held last October 04 at the Robinsons Place Mall in Naga City.

The ATI in Region 5 held the said Organic Agriculture Quiz Bee, entitled "Search for Kabataang OA", as one of its strategies to promote indigenous but economically viable technologies that will entice the youth to pursue a career in farming. According to ATI, the quiz bee will promote agriculture as a decent and income-generating profession to the young Bicolanos.

In the said competition, the participating schools in the Bicol region are Polangui Community College, Catanduanes State University, Partido State University, Camarines Norte State College, Libon Community College, Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry, Sorsogon State University, and Dr. Emilio Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology in Masbate.

The student-participants from BUCAF are Abegail A. Aban who became the second runner-up of the contest, Alan B. Aycardo who became the contest champion, Angelica C. Afable, Christine E. Laila who nabbed the fourth runner-up spot, and Hendryx D. Capino. They are coached by Prof. Antonio P. Padayao Jr. of BUCAF’s Agricultural Technology Department.

With their victory in the quiz bee last October 04, the BUCAF students received medals and trophies. As the champion, Alan Aycardo will also have the honor of representing the Bicol region in the national competition in November 05 as part of the celebration of Organic Agriculture Month.

Contest champion Alan Aycardo was also given a Php 5,000 cash prize and Php 50,000 worth of school project for BUCAF. As second runner-up, Abegail Aban also received a Php 2,000 cash prize and Php 20,000 worth of school project for BUCAF.

(Photo from the Facebook page of Ms. Marissa Estrella)