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176th Year of Agricultural Education and Training in Turkey

176th Year of Agricultural Education and Training in Turkey

  •  Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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A conference on "FAO's Current Vision and Studies in Line with the United Nations 2030 Development Goals" was held by the Faculty of Agriculture of our university on the occasion of the "176th Anniversary of Agricultural Education and Training in Turkey".  Our Rector Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin, our vice-rectors Prof. Dr. İsa Gökçe, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özbay, Prof. Dr. Bekir Süha Parlaktaş, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Rüstem Cangi, Tokat Provincial Director of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Orhan Şahin, our academic and administrative staff and students attended to the program held at the National Will Hall of the Congress and Culture Center on 15 July.

In his speech, Tokat Provincial Director of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Orhan Şahin stated that the aim of the Agricultural Engineering program is to conduct scientific, technical, social and applied research in the field of agriculture, to train individuals who have sufficient experience and produce contemporary solutions to problems by providing quality education. He stated that agricultural engineering is the profession that needs practice and self-development the most when compared to other disciplines. Telling the students to improve themselves, Şahin concluded his speech by saying that he celebrated the 176th Anniversary of Agricultural Education and Training.

In her speech, Tokat Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School Director Prof. Dr. Gülistan Erdal gave descriptive information about the Agricultural High School located on our campus. Stating that Tokat Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School has benefited from many opportunities of our university, Erdal said that education in agriculture is very important and this importance can never be discussed. Expressing that they have a lot of responsibilities in terms of agricultural education, Erdal, honorable Minister of National Education Prof. Dr. Mahmut Özer contributed a lot about Agriculture High School, he thanked them.

In his speech, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Rüstem Cangi gave statistical information about the Faculty of Agriculture and stated that the Faculty of Agriculture is the oldest and most well-established faculty of our university. Stating that agricultural activities are one of the most important activities in the world, Cangi stated that agricultural education is also very important in this regard and that it should constantly update itself according to the technological possibilities of the day. Stating that agriculture has an important place among the economic development goals, Cangi said that the strategic importance of the agricultural sector has increased even more during the Covid period. Stating that agricultural education is one of the oldest branches of education in the world, Cangi also gave information about the history of agricultural education. Cangi congratulated the 176th anniversary of Agricultural Education and Training in Turkey and thanked those who contributed to the organization of the program.

In his speech, our Rector Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin stated that Tokat Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School operating in our campus is one of the rare examples in Turkey. Stating that the trainings are carried out without any problems, Şahin said that high support is provided to the high school students of the university. On the subject of the Sports High School planned to be built in our university, Rector Şahin stated that the Minister of National Education Prof. Dr. Mahmut Özer also gave his support. Emphasizing that the compost production facility was established with the support of the Minister and that this facility creates an environment-friendly attitude, our Rector said that this facility is a factor in our university's high ranking in the World environmental rankings. He also stated that the established R&D center will support all kinds of projects of academic staff and students. Providing information about the Agricultural Research and Application Center, Rector Şahin stated that the Center provides consultancy services to the entire Central Black Sea Region and provides high support to Tokat and its region in seedling production. Stating that the Faculty of Agriculture is a 40-year-old faculty, Rector Şahin stated that many academic personnel carry out high-quality education and training activities. Rector Şahin said that according to AD Scientific Index data, there are 18 faculty members from our Faculty of Agriculture among the top 10 thousand researchers and they are proud of this. Stating that they provide a highly comfortable working environment for all academic and administrative staff, Rector Şahin stated that the staff are supported in every sense.

After the protocol speeches, FAO Plant Production and Protection Unit Agriculture Expert Dr. Fazıl Düşünceli held his conference on "FAO's Current Vision and Works in Line with the United Nations 2030 Development Goals". At the end of the program, Dr. Fazıl Düşünceli given to a certificate of appreciation and plaque by Rector Prof. Dr. Benjamin Şahin. According to the AD Scientific Index 2022 ranking after the conference, one of the top 3 in our Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Dr. Ebubekir Altuntaş, Prof. Dr. Kenan Yıldız and Prof. Dr. Gülistan Erdal was given awards.

Faculty of Agriculture Innovation Awards to Assoc. Dr. Ahmet Kınay and Assoc. Dr. Hakan Polatçı; 2021 Project Performance Award to Dr. Instructor Yasin Bedrettin Karan; Contribution to Graduate Education Award to Prof. Dr. Halil Kızılaslan; Prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Taşer, Dr. Instructor Member Numan Kılıçalp, Dr. Instructor Member Ekrem Buhan, Lect. See. Muzaffer Hakan Yardım, retired faculty members Prof. Dr. İzzet Kadıoğlu and Dr. Instructor Member Yemliha Edizer was presented an award for completing 35 years in the field of agricultural research and education.