Visit the City Bear Ecological Farm, the Agricultural Miracles in 3000 m2, Owned by Professor Shih-Hsiung Chen.
According to Mayor Wang, Professor Shih-Hsiung Chen retired from Chung Hsing University and then employed at MingDao University, sparing no effort to promote organic agriculture. His City Bear Ecological Farm, covers an area of only 3,000 m2, is able to create an output value of several million per year through the organic operation. He balances friendly environment and income, which is worthy of young farmers’ emulation. Through the simple introduction of the professor, we know that beekeeping can pollinate the ecology naturally and make more flowers and plants to develop sustainably. Moreover, cultivating black soldier fly, whose larva is an important source of protein for chickens, is also the important part of the sod culture.
Last year, the county government opened the Changhua Farmer Course at MingDao University to teach young farmers to develop sustainably. In addition to caring for our land, the most important thing is to make farmers more profitable and encourage more young farmers to come back Changhua. They can learn more professional knowledge from the professors and teachers at the course.
This year, the county government commissions MingDao University to hold the "2021 Changhua Farmer Course". In addition to the "Circular Ecological Agriculture Practice" lectured by Professor Shih-Hsiung Chen, there are 3 more courses, which are "Agricultural Machinery Maintenance", "Agricultural Products Photography and Internet Marketing Practices" and "Introduction Class of Facility Agriculture". It is expected that through these courses, Changhua Agriculture can develop in the direction of reducing manpower, being friendly to the environment, having high value-added, attracting more talented people to join, and changing the public's stereotype of agriculture. Until now, the course start date has not been determined, and the announcement will be made after the epidemic situation becomes clear.