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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 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?

(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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