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Farmers Urged To Pay Heed To Extension Officers

Some serial callers who called into Rite FM’s Akuafo Sesen segment on Wednesday have admonished colleague farmers to pay heed to their extension officers to see progress in their various farming activities.

According to the farmers, farmers tend to get an advantage if they accord the extension officers the necessary recognition.

Extension officers basically intervene in the life of the farmers in a particular area by bringing about change in order to help improve the

Farmers must pay attention to the advice of the extension officers if they really want to excel in the farming business, one farmer said.

Another caller, also a concerned farmer also observed that most farmers faced difficulties in their activities because they failed to heed the advice of the extension officers.

“I have observed that most farmers face a lot of challenges in their business because they refuse to heed the advice of the extension officers who are experts and trained personnel to educate farmers on what to do and what not to do,” he underscored.

Speaking in an interview with Captain Adabugar during the Akuafo Sesen segment of the morning show to express their opinions on various issues of agricultural development, the farmers expressed appreciation on their own contributions towards the economy.

“We appreciate what we are doing for mother Ghana by working hard to feed its citizens, industries and beyond and we must really enjoy the fruit of our labor at the end of the day,” the farmers added.

They however bemoaned the situation where farmers lose various investments due to their failure to heed the directions of extension officers on issues such as agronomy, fertilizer application among others.

Source; Prince Paul Amuzu/www.ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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