AgriTalk 2019, a one-day Seminar to promote Urban agriculture will be conducted on May 24, 2019 at SM Downtown Premier, Cagayan de Oro City. The Seminar is FREE and is open to ALL especially urban agriculture enthusiasts in Cagayan de Oro City and the whole Northern Mindanao. It will start at 10:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.

The topics that will be discussed are Beekeeping, Mushroom Production and Squarefoot Gardening. Leading the prestigious panel of Resource Persons is TOFARM Awardee Col. Honorio Cervantes of Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City.  His 300 sq.m. farm devoted to squarefoot gardening has been a popular destination for agri enthusiasts. Col. Cervantes is a well-requested speaker all over the country. For Beekeeping, Dr. Maria Dulce Mostoles of Central Bicol State University Regional Apiculture Center is an active  advocate in the promotion of beekeeping using  stingless bees.

This is the second AgriTalk to be conducted this year. The first one was held in March at SM Puerto Princesa, Palawan where topics discussed include Beekeeping, Mushroom Production and Hydroponics. Two more AgriTalks are scheduled to be conducted on the 3rd and 4th quarters at Cebu City and Cavite respectively.

Agritalk 2019 is a collaboration of Manila Bulletin, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Bureau of Agricultural  Research (BAR) and SM Corporation. ATI Northernmindanao is a member-agency of NOMCAARRD.