FARMERS TRAINING CENTRE, THIRUVARUR

Genesis

Started in a thatched rental building in 1999 at Ezhil Nagar, Tiruvarur, scaled through different phases and presently functioning in a permanent building from 03.10.2011 at Kurinchi Nagar, Tiruvarur.

Objectives

To bring progressive farmers up to date in the use of latest techniques in running intensive profitable livestock production enterprises such as Dairy, Poultry and Sheep.

  • Motivating and influencing the progressive farmers to develop entrepreneurship and to start farm enterprises using sound and commercial procedures.
  • To increase food production of animal origin such as milk, meat, and egg manifold through the training programme of farmers and farm youth as a means of promoting economic development and health of people in the state.

Infrastructure Available

A training hall well equipped with AV aids, Touch screen information Kiosk, Model fodder plots, Demo-Kits and a Mahindra Bolero Jeep.

Touch screen information Kiosk

Fodder Plot

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

A. CONDUCTING TRAINING PROGRAMS

(i). Regular On-campus training programs are being conducted on a regular basis on Dairy farming, Goat rearing, Poultry farming etc.,

Training on Dairy farming for the registered applicants at FTC, Tiruvarur

Training on Poultry farming for the registered applicants at FTC, Tiruvarur

(ii). Regular Off-campus training programs are being conducted on a problem specific and needy basis. Mainly arranged for the beneficiaries of NGOs and other Agencies promoting self-employment in AH farming sectors.

Training on Goat farming for the RSETI Beneficiaries

Training on Livestock and Poultry farming for the NGO Beneficiaries

(iii). Sponsored training programs are being jointly organized and conducted for the programs from NABARD, TNLDA, Dept. of AH, Dept. of Agriculture (ATMA), PuthuVaazhvuThittam etc.,

Training on Azolla production for the livestock and poultry for the ATMA scheme beneficiaries

Training on Dairy farming for the NABARD-CAT sponsored scheme beneficiaries

Training on Accelerated Fodder Development for the DAH beneficiaries

Training on Artificial Insemination in Cattle for the TNLDA sponsored scheme beneficiaries

Training on Thilapia Fish farming for the DBT-FCRI, Thoothukudi sponsored scheme beneficiaries

Training on Goat farming for the Puthu Vaazhvu Thittam sponsored scheme beneficiaries

(iv). Government Schemes training programs especially for the beneficiaries of TN Govt. Priceless distribution of Cows/Goats, SPD – Scheme for the Poultry Development and NMPS - National Mission for Protein Supplementation.

Training on Goat farming for the beneficiaries of TN Govt. Priceless distribution of Goats scheme

Training on Native Chicken Rearing for the beneficiaries of TN Govt. Scheme on Poultry Development (SPD)

B. CONDUCTING EXHIBITIONS

are arranged on the side lines of special government programmes like UzhavarPeruvizha, Conservation of Umbalachery Cattle Breed etc.,

Agricultural Production Commissioner, Govt. of TN and the District Collector visiting the Exhibition stall arranged on the Occasion of Uzhavar Peru Vizha 2013 at Karuveppanchery

Minister of Fisheries, Govt. of TN and the District Collector visiting the Exhibition stall arranged on the Occasion of Conservation of Umbalachery Cattle Breed at Umbalachery

C. AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS, MASS CONTACT PROGRAMME AND LIVESTOCK HEALTH CAMPS

are arranged for the benefit of farming community on special occasions to create awareness about the recent advances and technologies developed in livestock and Poultry sector that are to be adopted by the farmers for maximizing the production.

Pongal Vaara Vizha 2013

Pongal Vaara Vizha 2014

D. FARM VISITS

are being taken-up on a regular basis to disseminate recent technologies developed and specific interventions required in livestock and Poultry sector for containing the cost of productions and maximizing the income

M/s. Ravichandran Goat farm, Thirumeniyeri

M/s. Govindarajan Dairy farm, Valangaiman

E. EXPOSURE VISITS

are arranged for the sponsored programmes to understand the technical know-how present in the visiting farm and for getting hands-on training on important farm technologies and marketing the livestock and poultry products through value addition

Exposure Visit to the Trainees of SEP – Self Employment Programme Course in a Goat Farm

Exposure Visit to the Trainees of NABARD sponsored training on Dairy farming at ILFC, VCRI, Namakkal

Exposure Visit to the Trainees of NABARD sponsored training on Dairy farming at SBRS, Sandynalla, Ooty

Exposure Visit to the Trainees of NABARD sponsored training on Dairy farming at District Dairy Farm, Ooty

F. FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS

on various Livestock and Poultry farming techniques are taught to the trainees

Determination of Age in Goats

Brooding technique in a Poultry farm

Green fodder cultivation for the Livestock

Chopping of fodder by a Fodder cutting Machine for the livestock

Deworming in a Goat for the Puthu Vaazhvu Thittam beneficiaries

Deticking in a Goat for the Puthu Vaazhvu Thittam beneficiaries

TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES are provided for the farmers through phone, SMS, email, and In-person at the office and at the farm.

TELEVISION AND RADIO TALK are recorded and broadcasted on season specific and problem oriented farming topics besides Self-employment opportunities available in livestock and poultry industry.

EDUCATION

  • One month duration self-employment course named "வெள்ளாடு வளர்ப்பு" of the DDE, TANUVAS has been offered at the centre for benefit of farming community.
  • "Village attachment and Industry visit" under Internship training program for BVSc& AH students

"Village attachment and Industry visit" to B.V.Sc. & AH students of Madras Veterinary College under Internship training programme

"Village attachment and Industry visit" to B.V.Sc. & AH students of Madras Veterinary College under Internship training programme

RESEARCH

(i). Completed research schemes

  • A DBT sponsored pilot project on "Upliftment of Economic status of Rural Women through adoption of estrus synchronization and fixed – time breeding in dairy animals" has been completed successfully in 1000 dairy animals during 2003-2005 by the centre

Estrus synchronization programme in cows in a village and Training to Tiruvarur district Vet. Asst. Surgeons on Estrus synchronization

Estrus synchronization programme in cows in a village and Training to Tiruvarur district Vet. Asst. Surgeons on Estrus synchronization

(ii). On-going research schemes

  • A TANUVAS Research Corpus Fund sponsored project on "Profiling of Buffalo husbandry practices, production and reproduction disorders of buffaloes in Tiruvarur district" is going on since 29.10.2013.

Surveying on Buffalo Husbandry Practices at different villages of Tiruvarur district

Surveying on Buffalo Husbandry Practices at different villages of Tiruvarur district

TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFERRED

  • Azolla cultivation for livestock and poultry farmers.
  • Inclusion of TANUVAS mineral mixture in livestock feed to increase productivity and improve health status of farm animals.
  • Preparation methods of various value added milk products to Women Self Help Groups for self-employment and income generation.
  • Green fodder production to reduce the feed cost and to improve the productivity of farm animals.
  • Compound feed production for the livestock farmers.
  • Oral Pellet Vaccine for Ranikhet Disease of Desi-Chickens.

Preparation methods of various value added milk products to Women Self Help Groups for self-employment and income generation

Oral Pellet Vaccine for Ranikhet Disease of Desi-Chickens

Salient Achievements

  • Since inception (1999) more than 150 farms have been started through training and motivating the small and medium entrepreneurs in Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Piggery and Poultry farming practices in Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts.

IMPACT

Samples of Farms started

Dairy farming : Mr.Ravichandran, Peralam

Goat farming : Mr.Jayaselvam, Ilavangarkudi

Poultry farming : Mr.Ravichandran, Thirumeniyeri

Piggery

Quail farming

Integrated Livestock farming : Mr.Ganesh Kamalakannan, Kothangudi

Faculty

  • Dr. M.Kathirchelvan, Associate Professor and Head
  • Dr. C.Suresh, Assistant Professor

Contact

The Associate Professor and Head,

Farmers Training Centre,

Kurunji Nagar, Vilamal, Tiruvarur – 610004.

Phone No : +91-4366-226263

E-mail: ftctiruvarur@tanuvas.org.in

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