The annual Agency In-House Review of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) showcases the terminal reports of all the completed Research and Extension activities of all the colleges and campuses of the said university. Last September 2018, the College of Business Administration (CBA) and College of Industrial Technology (CIT) presented their three-year extension program in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) and Local Government Unit of Sariaya, Quezon for the Yamang Lupa Program (YLP) beneficiaries from Sariaya, Quezon entitled “Magsasaka’y Paunlarin, Yamang Lupa ay Tangkilikin”. This was spearheaded by Prof. Chona V. Cayabat and Prof. Devie S. Bello which started from January 2015 until December 2017. This extension program aimed to uplift the livelihood of the YLP beneficiaries through its four core components – strengthening farmer’s association, livelihood trainings, capability building, and farm technology piloting and fabrication. The said extension program bested all the extension terminal reports winning the Best Paper in Extension Category during the said event; hence, paved way for CBA and CIT to present it in the regional consortium known as STAARRDEC.
The Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC) is an annual regional symposium on Research, Development and Extension wherein members-agencies take part in a competition for the best papers and posters. This 2018, SLSU presented the extension program paper “Magsasaka’y Paunlarin, Yamang Lupa ay Tangkilikin” during the said consortium alongside notable state universities in CALABARZON. The successes and realizations of the extension program to its beneficiaries were showcased during the presentation. SLSU, however, was not able to bag the major award, but it was truly a great achievement for SLSU-CBA to be acknowledged in both local and regional levels.