Students from the College of Agriculture and Agri-Industries bagged various awards during the 12th Congress of the Federation of Agriculture Students in Mindanao (FASMin) held from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019 at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) – Claveria Campus, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. A total of 14 universities and colleges in Mindanao participated the event. Read https://caagri.weebly.com/news--events/csu-joins-12th-fasmin-congress-lands-6th-among-14-schools for more details.
In the crop-based competitions, three students placed among top four, namely: Ms. Cristine Perez (2nd, Insect Identification), Michael Troza (2nd, Fertilizer Computation), and Almar Dela Cerna (4th, Flower Arrangement). The placers for Literary events were Ms. Kimberly Joy Semblante (2nd, Essay Writing), Ms. Jhanilla Saumat (4th, Extemporaneous speech), and Mr. Christian John Anunciado (4th, Poster Making). While in Musical events, Mr. Ver Sibla and Maria Cecilia Petalcorin placed 2nd in Vocal Duet.
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One of the highlights of the congress was the Mr. & Ms. 12th FASMIN. In this pageant, CSU obtained its pinnacle when Ms. Hannyfaith Sala raised the banner of the CSU by winning the title of Miss 12th FASMIN, while Mr. Javechan Holy Buster Cupin placed 1st Runner-up in Mr. FASMIN.
Asked “What do you think is the best Agri-skill, competency or talent in FASMIN which has a greater impact for Agricultural Development?” in the final Q&A portion, Ms. Sala then responded with a clever answer:
In order to best other universities and colleges in the future, CAA together with the CAA-SLG is planning to push for a mini-FASMIN event this coming first semester to select the best student representative for each contest as well as prepare them for the next FASMIN Congress which was announced to be held in November this year at Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon. NMBorines
Students and Faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Agri-Industries (CAA) of Caraga State University (CSU) attended the 12th Federation of Agriculture Students in Mindanao (FASMIN) Congress held from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019 at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) – Claveria Campus, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.
The said congress is an annual gathering of students in Agriculture and allied fields from different universities and colleges to keep them abreast with local and regional issues and development trends in agriculture. "It’s an annual Olympics of skills for agricultural students," according to Dr. Eric Randy Politud, head of organizing committee of the 12th FASMIN Congress (source: www.sunstar.com.ph). This year's FASMIN was anchored in the theme: "Ensuring Quality Standards in Agri-preneurial Innovations: A Game-changer to Sustain Global Market."
The following table shows the final rankings during the said congress.
The ranking of CSU obtained during the congress was due to the combined efforts of the student competitors and their respective faculty coaches (you may also read https://caagri.weebly.com/news--events/caa-students-bags-award-in-the-12th-fasmin-congress for full details).
“It’s high time that the College should train and give its full support to its students for this kind of event”, said Dr. Parac. The next FASMin Congress was announced to be held at Central Mindanao University (CMU), Musuan, Bukidnon in November this year. NMBorines