AGCO Blog Contest Finalist: Zina Zarah Dee

Each day this week we will be posting the finalists for the AGCO “Articulating Agriculture” Blog contest. Make sure to leave a comment on your favorite blog post here to help us choose the winner. We had entries from eight...

AGCO Blog Contest Finalist: Zina Zarah Dee

Each day this week we will be posting the finalists for the AGCO “Articulating Agriculture” Blog contest. Make sure to leave a comment on your favorite blog post here to help us choose the winner. We had entries from eight...

Each day this week we will be posting the finalists for the AGCO “Articulating Agriculture” Blog contest. Make sure to leave a comment on your favorite blog post here to help us choose the winner.

We had entries from eight different countries and our first finalist, Zina Zarah Dee, is from the Philippines. You can read Zina’s blog entry below:

Ching, bakit ka nag-Agri?

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(Ching, why did you choose Agri(culture)?)

Dahil higit pa sa halaman ang itinatanim ko.
(Because I plant more than just mere crops.)

Bawat punla ay pag-asa.
(Every seed means hope.)

Bawat dilig ay simbolo ng isang mas magandang umaga.
(Every sprinkle of water means a better morning.)

Bawat pagbungkal ng lupa ay kasiguraduhan ng mas malinaw na bukas.
(Every parcel of land I till ensures a brighter tomorrow.)

Dahil kahit madumi ang mga kamay at mga paa ay panatag ang aking puso.
(Because even though my hands and feet are soiled, my heart is at peace.)

Pagkat kahit pagod ay nakangiting uuwi at gigising muli sa piling ng bukid ng ligaya.
(Because even if I’m tired, I’ll go home smiling and will wake up amidst a field of joy.)”

*Original composition in Tagalog (Filipino)
*Photo taken by Zina Zarah Dee, ID lanyard of the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Agriculture (2010)

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  • I lived in the Philippines for about 3 months working at an orphanage! That is how I originally became interested in Agriculture, so I LOVE this post! Brings back great memories reading the Tagalog! Thanks Zina! :)
  • Weee! Ate Ching. You are such a writer. :) I support you very much. hehe :)
  • GO, GO, GO Chingy! great job! I always believed in you. all the best! -kem
  • (Every parcel of land I till ensures a brighter tomorrow.)<br /><br />Very well said Ate Ching.
  • isa sa mga idol kong writer. :D
  • Good job, dude. :) Agriculture for our future.
  • very nice composition!
  • Beautiful. Psalm 126:5
  • Bawat punla ay pag-asa.<br />(Every seed means hope.)<br />Pag-asa ng minahal nating bayang Pilipinas.--(Precious=)
  • Make our country proud!<br />-E.A.
  • good job!
  • very nice!
  • nice...
  • I have been an avid follower of your write ups and blogs, Ate Ching. You are a good writer, indeed!
  • Poetic and beautiful!
  • deep and profound... keep it up!
  • Kudos!
  • Very well said! Impressive!
  • Hope everybody thinks the same way about nature! :)
  • good job! hope you win!
  • Wow!!! Well said...ganda...
  • You're a very gifted writer. Hope everybody sees this and woulf think the same way you do.
  • This gives a new meaning to a "compelling reading." Nicely stated and very, very touching.
  • you inspire me, good job!
  • You have a talent that should be cultivated and shared to all. Job well done!
  • surprisingly, i liked reading this. hope to see more!
  • keep up the good work! this is very good.
  • fabulous! brilliant! wonderful!
  • It was so nice... she's right.. We should be proud of our farmers..Sounds like she had an experience of being an Agriculturist....
  • Bawat punla ay pag-asa.<br /><br />Bawat dilig ay simbolo ng isang mas magandang umaga.<br /><br />-love this line.. ^^
  • touched with the part that says "even if I'm tired, I’ll go home smiling and will wake up amidst a field of joy"<br /><br />fruit of your hardwork
  • Nice piece. Very true and nicely done! I loveee it!
  • You have excellen potential to be a feature writer some day. Hone your skills.
  • You rock!!!
  • Great job! Go Philippines!
  • Very well said...
  • Nice one! Keep it up, Zina!
  • nice article! looking forward to see more of your great write-ups!
  • You have a God given talent that should be seen by all. Hope you win!
  • You’re on the right track! you're a very good writer!
  • I’m proud of the way you worked!
  • That’s the best you’ve ever done! Make sure we read more of your articles!
  • SUPERB! MARVELOUS! THAT’S IT!
  • That reflects the real agriculutural industry in the Philippines.
  • Im from Singapore and when I went Philippines I've seen how people toil the land in there. They do amazing stuff with their hands!
  • I know how great Filipinos till their land. Japanese even went to the Philippines to study in UPLB.
  • You're writing is very good. I hope people would be inspire to do a little gardening on their backyard instead of goin' to the market.
  • That kind of work makes me happy.
  • Hope everybody would make an effort to follow your passion for agri.
  • That’s really nice. Agri is a big industry here and im glad i see feature writing like this.
  • This is a very unique composition about Agriculture. :)
  • i love it! hope everyone reading this would contribute to agri.
  • You make agri sound so interesting.
  • It’s such a pleasure to read when you work like that!
  • I wish I have your writing style. You made agri fun!
  • I never thought someone could write a very good article about agri. You're one talented girl.
  • You've opened my eyes to a new world I never thought would be this deep. Good job!
  • Go UPLB! Go agri!
  • I also studied Agri, I love your article!
  • It's so nice to know that someone as young as you are care so much for agriculture. keep it up!
  • carry the torch that is Agriculture. Make Philippines proud!
  • How can you write such a great article about agriculture? Share your blessings!
  • cool very interesting!
  • You did a great job! Terrific!
  • agriculture is the main industry here in the philippines, i hope everyone can help each other to cultivate it.
  • Reading this made me think that not alot of people look at agriculture the same way. I hope you inspire more to do their part in an industry that helps alot of people.
  • I think you’re doing the right thing by educating people about agri in a fun way. hope more teens would be encouraged.
  • Great work!
  • great job!
  • I see that alot of people are opening up to agriculture. I hope they are really going to do their part.
  • You certainly did well! I'll share this blog with my other friends.
  • Good work, Zina. Write more articles like this. People should know more about agri.
  • you inspire people by creating this composition. keep it up!
  • What you’re doing is beautiful. We should educate more people about farming and agriculture.
  • Congratulations!
  • I’m very proud of you for sharing your thoughts about agriculture.
  • i love your work!
  • You're a true agri student for writing this.
  • One more time! One more time! One more time!
  • Follow your dreams!
  • Love your work!
  • great job zina! you inspire us!
  • Thanks for the great piece. Go horticulture! Go agriculture!
  • i like how you make agri such an interesting subject by making this composition. gives us hope that we can improve the agriculture here.
  • Go agri!
  • Love your article. Its another way to look at agriculture.
  • good job! very nice composition!
  • Loved your article!
  • Your article was great!
  • Way to go Ms. Kati!
  • ...cool.. never thought that planting is not just planting .. way to go Miss ..^-^
  • cool and great! ate ching. :)
  • thumbs up!!! :)
  • Bawat punla ay pag-asa.<br />(Every seed means hope.)<br /><br />-indeed. :D
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  • You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!
    • It's much esaeir to understand when you put it that way!
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