（reported by Wang Fangfang, www.xnnews.com.cn）
On February 27th, despite the cold spell in later spring, the Party members and the masses service center conference room in Zhanglin Village of Qingshan Town of Chongyang County was crowded with people, and nearly a hundred villagers listened attentively to the lecture about new small watermelon and efficient cultivation techniques from the expert of Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
“I have started planting watermelon from 2005.Because of the lack of technology, watermelon production was not high. I feel I have learned a lot after listening to expert’s lecture. I hope more training courses will be held.” Shen Yanqiu who came from Sixth Group of Zhanglin Village told the reporter happily.
In the same afternoon, the Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences specialists and County technicians even went to wheat-growing base of Shicheng Town to answer questions asked by the villagers about wheat cultivation management techniques.
That was one of the examples that the county's Bureau of Agriculture tried to make science and technology and related services applied in the countryside.
Since 2012, the county's Bureau of Agriculture has been developing the agricultural science and technology training activities and using the slack season to teach farmers more agricultural knowledge. At the same time to innovate training method positively and adopt cooperated training, they invited experts from Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Hua Zhong Agricultural University, who operated with county experts to the countryside, the base, the field to give the farmers a lesson. On the other hand, the county’s industrial development and the desire of peasants and the masses are regarded as a priority; extra-time training and long-term follow-up services are carried out to highly motivated farmers, and the training should be strengthened for technology leaders and the man who take the lead to be rich.
“Our goal is, by the end of this year, through holding classes to training in the village there will have been more than 5200 trained farmers to improve the coverage of agricultural science and technology” Director of the county's Agriculture Bureau Ding Xiuqin said.