Core Activities

Training Programmes

VBKVK imparts need based training to farmers and farm-women in location specific technologies in field crops, horticultural crops, animal husbandry, home-science, agriculture engineering, soil science etc.

Vocational training for rural youth in dairy farming, goat rearing, vermi-compost, fruit and vegetable processing, poultry farming, tailoring, nursery management, maintenance of farm equipment etc. are organised.

Trainings are held for extension functionaries of State Development Departments within the area of operation with emerging advances in agricultural research.

On Farm Testing (OFT)

Technologies are tested on farmers' fields for their assessment and refinement with special emphasis on the needs of the farmers.

Front Line Demonstrations (FLD)

Front Line Demonstrations are organised at farmers' fields on oilseeds, pulses, cereals, horticulture and other crops, animal husbandry and enterprises to generate production data and feedback information.

Resource Centre

VBKVK work as a resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.

Extension Activities

Extension activities are carried out to support training, on-farm testing and front line demonstration activities throughout the year. Major extension activities are as follows:
  • Field day
  • Kisan Mela
  • Kisan Gosthi
  • Exhibition
  • Film show
  • Method demonstrations
  • Farmer's seminar
  • Workshop
  • Group meetings
  • Lectures as Resource Persons
  • Newspaper coverage of events
  • Radio talks
  • TV talks
  • Popular articles
  • Extension literature
  • Advisory services
  • Scientist visit to farmers field
  • Diagnostic visits
  • Exposure visits
  • Ex-trainees Sammelan
  • Soil health camp
  • Animal health camp
  • Agri mobile clinic
  • Soil test campaigns
  • Farm science club conveners meet
  • Self Help Group conveners meetings
  • Mahila Mandals conveners meetings
  • Celebration of important days
  • Soil and water sample analysis
  • (i) Farm Women Day
    (ii) World Environmental Day
    (iii) Foundation Day
    (iv) Industrial Day
  • Farmer-Scientist interaction
  • Night camps at villages
  • Bio-fertilizer (culture) production