On April 17, 2015, the China Agricultural Broadcast and Television School (CABTS) convened a working seminar focusing on actions to be taken for the implementation of the work plan of new type of career farmer training issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, during which, schools from different regions shared their plans and measures to be adopted to strengthen the system development of the agricultural broadcast and television schools (centers), enhance the capacity of training of new type of career farmers and the training of new type of career farmers. In 2015, agricultural broadcast and television schools at localities cashed in the historical opportunity of training of new type of career farmers and achieved significant results. At the seminar, Mr. Liu Tianjin delivered a keynote speech.
In order to well implement the training of farmers in 2015, Mr. Liu Tianjin pointed out that: firstly, CABTS system should make greater effort to get larger share of work and to realize breakthroughs on top of being a mainstream service provider; secondly, more efforts will be needed to lobby for stronger policy support and enlarge enrollment of learners, with the purpose of realizing new breakthroughs in vocational training of farmers; thirdly, the development of the instructional team should be speeded up to realize new breakthroughs in the capacity of education and training; fourthly, great efforts will be mobilized to push forward the development of farmer field school (FFS) to achieve new breakthroughs in system development; fifthly, efforts will be required to speed up the construction of smart farmer cloud platform to achieve new breakthroughs in the means of education, training and service. Mr. Liu Tianjin required that the CABTS system should make extra efforts and take bold actions to uphold and carry on the flag of training of new type of career farmers. The training of new type of career farmers is an important strategic plan of the Party and the Nation for the development of modern agricultural producers. As a national public service institution for education and training of farmers, CABTS system is the main force, the major channel and main theater in the agricultural sector in education and training of new type of career farmers and the training of rural talents with practical skills. Therefore, the training of new type of career farmers is the inevitable responsibilities of CABTS. Schools at various levels should seize such a good historical opportunity and make all possible efforts to forge ahead with the training of new type of career farmers in order to achieve the expected results.