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FarmDost
yesterday at 13:37. Facebook
The sweet taste of #Chilli farming:

Nek Singh's story as a #farmer is nothing short of amazing. It is a story of hard work, business acumen, and an unending quest to learn. From owning 4 acres of farmland at Khokh village in rural #Punjab, today Nek Singh’s farm holding is around 65 acres.

Nek Singh's success can be attributed to the “hard work” that he put in testing several crops and...
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FarmDost
11/18/2016. Facebook
One of the key objectives of TAFE's ‘Be a #FarmDost’ initiative was to raise awareness about the importance of #farmers and #farming among the urban population. It has strived towards building a community of people who resonated with our beliefs and urged them to express gratitude and appreciation to the farming community. On everyone’s behalf we took this message and delivered it to our...
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FarmDost
12/01/2016 at 14:04. Facebook
TAFE’s ‘Be a #FarmDost’ initiative aims to bring the farmer back into our social consciousness and help people realize the importance of #farmers and the profession of #farming in all our lives. For the past 18 months we have been reaching out to society, inviting everyone to start a dialogue with the farming community and express their appreciation and gratitude to them, whose hard work...
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FarmDost
11/30/2016 at 14:11. Facebook
“Thanks to #organic farming methods, my cultivation costs were reduced, the soil’s fertility on my farm has improved and my income has increased,” says Savitha Jiwan Yelane, a progressive farmer from Khanapur Village, India.

From being a humble farmer to a highly regarded expert in farming practices, the story of Savitha has been exemplary.

It is time we #ThankYouTohBol to farmers like...
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FarmDost
11/29/2016 at 14:13. Facebook
When the child becomes the father’s teacher:

Hailing from a farming family near Thrissur, Kerala, young Tibin Parekal could not resist his desire to pursue farming, professionally. Tibin quit his paying network engineer job and got into #farming much to everyone’s surprise.

Having undergone a week long training on #ZeroBudgetFarming, Tibin and his friend George started cultivating #paddy on...
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FarmDost
11/28/2016 at 15:05. Facebook
#DIDYOUKNOW:

According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 40% of #women in the developing economies are directly or indirectly involved in #agriculture.

Visit farmdost.com/ThankYouTohBol to express your gratitude to women farmers.

Be a #FarmDost. Take pride in farming. Join us in cultivating the World.

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FarmDost
11/25/2016. Facebook
Passion, determination and patience culminated into a rewarding experience for C Jayakumar, a farmer with 10 acre land holding in #Dindugal, Tamil Nadu. Engaged primarily in the cultivation of #Jamun and #Amla, Jayakumar has around 80 Jamun trees. With a view to maximize his output and avoid wastage of fruits, he constantly pruned the branches to restrict the height of the trees to 18-20 feet...
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FarmDost
11/24/2016. Facebook
H Sadananda is a successful farmer making Rs.15 lakhs yearly through his 2.25 acres of farmland located at Doddaballapur near Bangalore, India. One of the key reasons for his success according to Sadananda is planning. He attributes it as being very vital to farming and follows a policy of getting revenue from his farm, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, half yearly, and yearly. Sadananda...
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FarmDost
11/23/2016. Facebook
Farming is a rewarding experience; add a little planning and creativity to the mix and the rewards are manifold.

This is evident from the success of Muthu, a farmer from Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu who under the guidance from Madhu Balan, Assistant Director from the #Agriculture Department, learnt the importance of crop selection, planning and also marketing the produce. Putting his...
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FarmDost
11/22/2016. Facebook
Imagine picking your own ingredients fresh from the farm for cooking! At Iyar Farms on the outskirts of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, you get to pick the freshest of #vegetables and #fruits from the plants with assistance from the field workers. The brainchild behind this initiative is the #farm owner and seasoned #farmer – Viswanathan, who is passionate about the correct farm practices and also...
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FarmDost
11/21/2016. Facebook
At 55 years, S. Madhusudhanan, an IIM Bangalore alumnus quit his successful career to re-evaluate his own fast-paced lifestyle and food habits after a health scare. With no agricultural background, Madhu started humble by cultivating on a 30 ft x 40 ft plot. He spent a lot of time understanding both the challenges faced by the Indian farmer and the need for fresh, high-quality fruits and...
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FarmDost
11/18/2016. Facebook
One of the key objectives of TAFE's ‘Be a #FarmDost’ initiative was to raise awareness about the importance of #farmers and #farming among the urban population. It has strived towards building a community of people who resonated with our beliefs and urged them to express gratitude and appreciation to the farming community. On everyone’s behalf we took this message and delivered it to our...
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FarmDost
11/17/2016. Facebook
A simple and direct message of #thankyou to those who are an integral part of our life -The #farmers, was conveyed by this student from VIT University - Vellore , who visited the ‘Be a #FarmDost’ stall during Gravitas, VIT University

It’s that simple! Why don’t you take a few moments to share with us your message of gratitude to the farmers and we will share it with the #FarmDost...
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FarmDost
11/16/2016. Facebook
Every morsel of food we eat is thanks to the #farmers.

A message of gratitude echoing this thought delivered by these students from VIT University, Vellore

Ever met a farmer and expressed your gratitude? #ThankYouTohBol to the farmers in the comment section below or you may also send us your message in any form to the #FarmDost inbox.

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FarmDost
11/15/2016. Facebook
#VegetableDelight:

Jagar Nath, used to follow traditional farming methods and grew seasonal crops like #Wheat and #Maize on his two acre farmland in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. After learning about the benefits of diversifying from traditional crops to high value crops like #vegetables through the Agricultural Technology Management Agency – ATMA, Jagar Nath quickly learnt the technicalities...
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FarmDost
11/14/2016. Facebook
Professor Govardhan from the #Electronics Lab at VIT University, Vellore visited TAFE's 'Be a #FarmDost' stall during Gravitas, VIT University and shared with us how the lab is a fertile ground for innovation. Using #InternetOfThings the students have created a drip irrigation system that can be operated using a mobile phone and farmers can irrigate their field remotely. Watch this video to...
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FarmDost
11/11/2016. Facebook
Farming is a perfect example to showcase how #teamwork can reap rich rewards. To foster teamwork in your organisation, visit a farm with your team and be a part of the farming community for a day.

Do take that opportunity to show your appreciation to our farmers and share your experience with us.

Take the #ThankYouTohBol pledge by visiting farmdost.com/ThankYouTohBol

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FarmDost
11/10/2016. Facebook
#WomanPower

Women farmers from rural Odisha, are increasing their yields through the use of hybrid seed varieties, new technologies and better agriculture practices with training and support from the CSISA Project and the Department of Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment .

By doing so, these women were able to march towards food security and also earn profits on their produce.

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FarmDost
11/09/2016. Facebook
Here are some students from VIT University, Vellore expressing their gratitude to #Farmers during Gravitas, VIT University '16 after visiting the 'Be a #FarmDost' stall and realizing the importance of farmers in our lives.

You can also express your gratitude by sharing with us your message of gratitude and appreciation for the #farmers. The best messages will get featured on the official 'Be...
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FarmDost
11/08/2016. Facebook
Meet Jason Brown, once the highest paid centre player in American Football - NFL who quit a multimillion dollar contract to pursue #farming. Jason learnt farming by following YouTube videos and interacting with farmers in North Carolina. Now into his second year in farming, Jason donated over 100,000 pounds of #SweetPotatoes harvested in his 5 acre farm to help the local community feed the...
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