ACTIVITIES
DIVISIONAL OFFICE
 
                         In order to create awareness among Farmers on the activities and schemes of the Board, Department of Agril., Marketing & APMCs and also about post harvest operations.The following extension activities are taken up by the divisional offices.

1.Participation in various exhibitions that are being held in the state to exhibit the agricultural marketing activities with special reference to regulation of Trade, facilities available in APMCs etc.

2.Organizing film shows on agricultural marketing in rural areas.

3.Advertising the advantages of regulation of agricultural produce through AIR, TV and other media

4. Production & screening of documentary films on matters relating to agricultural marketing.In this  connection the Board produced short films.

5.Participating in cattle fair for awarding cash prize to the best-adjudged cattle.
6.Organizing district level workshops for undertaking extension activities related to agricultural marketing
7.Extending all other necessary facilities to undertake various studies on agricultural marketing.
        
                         As per the recent restructure, the Divisional Offices are responsible for implementing the schemes such as Raitha Sanjeevini, Janashree Vima Yojana for Hamals, apart from other different schemes of the Board relating to APMCs coming under the respective divisions.

TRAINING

                           The Board has established Two Training Centers at Mysore and Hubli. The training courses conducted in these centers are as follows:

1. Refreshers CourseforSecretariesandAssistant Secretaries of Marketing Committee.
2. Accountancy and Auditing Course.
3. Graders Training Course.
4.Training Course on Market Intelligence
5.Training Course for Members of Market Committee
6.Office Procedures Training Course
7. Farmers R Training Course.
8. Training Course for the Members of Gram Panchayats.
9. Training Course on Developmental Works.
10. Farmers Training through Radio Lessons

CO-ORDINATE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH NIAM & OTHER INSTITUTIONS

1)Training on legal reforms for the APMC Chairmen/Officers.
2)Training on Warehousing Storage and Rural Go downs for the officials of CWC, SWC and APMCs.
3)Grading, Standardisation and Quality Control for the officials of APMC, Food and Civil Supplies and Agriculture Department.
4)Training on Information Technology for the Officers of Agricultural Marketing Department/Board.
5)Training on Post Harvest management for progressive farmers.
6)Training on Export Promotion for progressive farmers and Co-operative Societies.
7)Training on Market Infrastructure Development and private participation for the Officers and the Engineers of Market Development Project, Department of Agricultural Marketing. Implementation of NIAM-USAID Project on SAMS The Board acted as the nodal agency and successfully implement the NIAM-USAID project on Strengthening of Agricultural Marketing System in India

PRINTING PRESS

                               In order to bring out the uniform printing of receipts, registers etc,. Used in the APMCs the Board has established a printing press at Hubli with latest printing machinery.Krishipete monthly journal in Kannada is printed in this press.This press also meets the printing requirements of all the APMCs in the state.
PUBLICATION WING

                              The Board is publishing a monthly Journal exclusively devoted to agricultural marketing in Kannada entitled ‘KRISHIPETE’ from December 1974."   Circulation of the magazine has crossed 25000 prints per month. The magazine contains articles written by the experts in the field of agricultural marketing and allied subjects. The journal is used to publicize the activities of the Department of Agricultural Marketing Marketing Board APMCs and other activities related to Agricultural Marketing.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

                             The Board has been continuously advising the State Government and the APMCs on policies, programs; regulation and development of markets, legal matters, etc,  Activities like, Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences are being taken up by the Board for improvement of agricultural Marketing system in the state