Young Farmers’ Club

The Young Farmers’ Club is one of the oldest club at Trinity College.  It was started with the aim of utilizing youth energy for agricultural and cultural development of the country.

We are focused on the following areas: organic farming, miscellaneous animal husbandry, wildlife conservation and management, and animal husbandry and captive animal breeding.

Recent activities

In order to give the first-hand experience on livestock management and organic farming students of the Young Farmers’ Club have an one week practical workshop at the Trinity College Farm, where they get involved in dairy farm management, swine management, goat shed and sheep management, and backyard poultry industry.

Students organized an industrial visit to Nuwara Eliya for up-country agricultural management and equine science. Horticultural crops and crop husbandry techniques were conducted at Seethaeliya Government farm , and equine science practical sessions were conducted at Jayarathna Stables. The students learned about large scale dairy industry and dairy products at the Ambewela farm.

The club also organized a field trip to Udawalawe National Park and elephant transit home. During that visit students  gained knowledge on crop riding elephants, elephant calf management, wildlife management and eco-agro tourism.

Young Farmers’ Club is continuously conducting research projects related to animal and plant production. Recently, students were observing the effect of local treatment for swine mange.

In the future, the club is going to conduct a research related to leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) and farmer conflict in up-country tea estates.