The County Government of Uasin Gishu in collaboration with the Cereal Growers Association (CRA), sponsored a highly anticipated field day for farmers on Thursday that took place at the Ol Maisor Ranch in Laikipia County.

The Chief Officer for Agriculture, Mr. Elphas Kesio, County Assembly Agriculture Chair Hon. James Serem, Directors Reuben Seroney (Agriculture) and Kenneth Kili (AMS) led the grain growers and farmers to the market, where they had vast opportunities to learn about new technologies and advancements in conservation agriculture.

The field day aimed to equip farmers with the knowledge and skills needed to adopt sustainable farming practices that conserve water and enhance productivity.

During the event, Mr. Kesio highlighted that utilizing zero or minimal tillage techniques and implementing effective irrigation systems can significantly contribute to water conservation in agricultural practices.

These methods allow for better use of available water resources while ensuring optimum crop growth and yield.

The participation of farmers in this field day demonstrates the county’s commitment to adopting modern farming methods and their willingness to embrace new technologies.

The knowledge gained from this event will equip them with the skills needed to increase crop yields, improve soil health, and conserve water resources.

The Chief Officer further assured farmers that the County will continue to provide resources, training and guidance to ensure farmers have access to the latest information and technologies that can contribute to their success.

The Chair of the County Assembly for Agriculture, Hon. James Serem, guaranteed his support in helping the county acquire modern equipment for farmers to use at the Agricultural Machinery Station (AMS).

Serem also encouraged farmers to work together in buying their own farm machinery, as this would make it more convenient for them to obtain the necessary equipment.

“By joining forces, farmers can share resources and lessen the financial strain on each individual. This is a positive measure towards improving productivity and efficiency in agriculture,” stated Serem.

The field day at Ol Maisor Ranch provided a platform for farmers to exchange knowledge, network with experts, and learn about practices in conservation agriculture as it served as a reminder of the ongoing commitment by Governor Dr. Bii’s administration to ensure sustainable farming and the advancement of the agricultural sector in Uasin Gishu County.