School of agriculture performs as the apex organ to outreach various clientele groups and other stakeholders across Rayagada districts through Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) program and Agro-industrial attachment programme.
Extension service is a vehicle, which carries scientific agricultural technology interventions developed at the university research farm to the farmers land, for the overall benefit of the farming community. This noble activity facilitates in bridging the identified technological gaps existing with the farmers. The ultimate goal of this important function of the University is to enhance the sustainable net income of the farmer, by taking all the enterprises on the farm into consideration, integrating them and treating the whole farm as one unit.
This major function of extension is accomplished through dissemination of farm information, training of farmers and extension functionaries, educating the farmers through field activities such as demonstrations, field visits, field days, farm advisory service etc.
The farming community can avail the services of the university to get the solutions to their farming problems and to increase their economic status.
Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) and Agro-Industrial Attachment (AIA)
This program will be undertaken by the students during the seventh semester for a total duration of 20 weeks with a weightage of 0+20 credit hours in two parts, namely, RAWE and AIA. It will consist of general orientation and on-campus training by different faculties followed by village attachment/unit attachment in university/ college/ KVK or a research station. The students would be attached with the agro-industries to get an experience of the industrial environment and working. Due weightage in terms of credit hours will be given depending upon the duration of stay of students in villages/agro-industries. At the end of RAWE/AIA, the students will be given one week for project report preparation, presentation and evaluation. The students would be required to record their observations in field and agro-industries on daily basis and will prepare their project report based on these observations.