Farm Training Centre

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The MCC Farm has a residential training center and since 1989 the SPIC Rural development Center has entered into an agreement with the College, and it has been training farmers of Tamil Nadu in various Agriculture and Animal Husbandry activities. Usually 20-25 batches of farmers (30-35 in each of them) attend the training sessions. Besides 6 to 8 batches of women farmers are also being trained every year.

The outdoor as well as class room activities deal with subjects such as:
  • Integrated Farming
  • Dairy, Poultry and Fish Farming
  • Goat, Rabbit and Piggery farming
  • Integrated pest management
  • Sericulture & Horticulture
  • Impact of Globalization
Women are also educated on the benefits of Self Help Groups. Training is given to make jam, jelly, readymade masala,  etc.  They are also trained in child and health care. Resource persons from various Government departments, university teachers were invited to deliver lectures, and hold practical demonstrations. Classes were conducted by SPIC and by the Farm Director. The trainees are taken out to visit Government farms and other advanced farms in and around the city.  They mainly visit the MCC farm for practical training. Thus, the farming community in Tamil Nadu is benefited by the training.  The popularity of this can be seen in the rush of applications for this training programme and the College farm also stands benefited by SPIC.

Apart from training farmers the farm serves the needs of residents in hostels, staff quarters, the cafeteria and also visitors through the supply of milk and other food articles. The farm usually co-operates with departments such as Social Work and Economics in the execution of student projects. It also helped the neighbourhood community by arranging for loans to village entrepreneurs for buffalo and other projects. The farm is an important infrastructure and academic support to both curricular and co-curricular activities.

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