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Josie F. Costales, the President and CEO of Costales Nature Farms, Inc. is the cover photo of Agriculture Magazine, March issue. The cover story features how an executive of a telecommunications company in Makati, earning an annual salary of P3.5M gave up his job to become a full-time organic farmer
The Philippines' Organic Duo. Ronald C. Costales poses with Gov. Jeorge "ER" Ejercito Estregan with a Number 1 sign. Gov. Jeorge "ER" Ejercito Estregan was awarded with the Outstanding Philippine Organic Agriculturists Award 2011(TOPOA) for his utmost commitment to organic farming in Laguna while Ronald C. Costales bagged the Most Outstanding Organic Agriculturist of the Philippines 2011 Award by the Rotary Club of Cubao East, District 3780 in partnership with Countrywide Technology Development Foundation and the Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines (Bantayog Chapter).
2011 Most Outstanding Organic Farmer of Region IV-A was awarded to Ronald C. Costales, owner of Costales Nature Farms. The award was given by the Department of Agriculture, Gawad Saka.
2011 Most Outstanding Organic Farmer of Laguna. Ronald Costales, 2nd from Left was recognized by the Hon. Gov. Jeorge ER Ejercito Estregan, Governor of Laguna for winning the 2011, Most Outstanding Organic Farmer of the province of Laguna given by the Department of Agriculture, Gawad Saka.
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURES ON ORGANIC & NATURAL FARMING
Reden Mark F. Costales, Farm Manager of Costales Nature Farms, Inc., while conducting a presentation on EM Technology during the International Workshop on Effective Microorganisms and Kyusei Nature Farming in Saraburi, Thailand, Feb 2012.
Ronald Costales(2nd from left) and Josie Costales(2nd from right) poses with Mr. Kanit(leftmost) and Toto Barcelona(rightmost). This photo was taken at Kyusei Nature Farming Center in Saraburi, Thailand during the International Workshop on EM Technology and Kyusei Nature Farming, June 2011.
COSTALES NATURE FARMS was featured in the following publications
Poultry and Livestock- EM is mixed with their drinking water to enhance their digestive and immune system. Foul odor is eliminated by spraying EM to their manure, shed and beddings. Our livestock and poultry eat a lot of fresh vegetables from the farm. We supplement their protein requirement with our own harvest of duckweed. There is absolutely no antibiotics and no commercial feeds. We use EM as their probiotic.
Aqua Culture - EM mud balls is use to treat sludge and ammonia in the pond. This is the key to eliminate incidents of fish kills. There is no rancid smell and the taste is similar to fishes caught in the wild(see picture of mud balls below with white mold).
Orchard - the fruits are sweeter than normal. We get our potassium supply from BSP(banana, squash and papaya) fermented with EM. We extract the liquid part, dilute it with 100 part water and spray all over the fruit trees. The solid part will become part of livestock meal.
Vegetables and Culinary Herbs - we have wide array of high value vegetables and culinary herbs.
Aldrich Alvarez & Engr Bong of Atovi discussing technologies beyond organic
Dr. Arnold and wife Neneth while fishing
Consultant Vimo Pimentel(our mentor),Founder of RainGro, His son, Carlo and Ms Leng of Silang Cavite, a famous grower of lettuce
Majayjay Farmers and Eastwest Seeds Co. representative
Sta Rosa friends and neighbours
Mr. Asami(center) of EMRO Japan together with Mr. Julius Barcelona(left, owner of Harbest) and rest of Harbest staff
Minyong Ordonez of Bed 'n Breakfast(right) during one of the seminars at the farm. The youngest batch of trainees that we ever had.
Dr Glenn(IRRI) and his family together with some foreigner friends
Participants of the Integrated Natural Farming Seminar batch 6 during one of the eco-tour at the Majayjay Falls
Farmers Field School for Natural Farming tourists from the province of Batangas
Natural Farmers from the province of Cavite touring the open field lettuce plantation
Organic farming practitioners from the province of Bulacan listening on explanations about bokashi production using EM and nursery management
Members of the Federation of Free Farmers who topped their class during one of the seminars on Integrated Natural Farming and EM Technology at the farm. They were awarded with free bottles of EM-1.
Mr Pol Rubia(right) during one of the Lakbay aral tours of AANI at the farm
Mr. Ari Halos, leftmost and Ms Pinky Halos(2nd from right) with their kids Baby Halos and Pat(rightmost), owners of Vital-N
Mrs. Villaseñor(center), Lucban Quezon's Mayora and our kumare together with our dear friend Kapitan Lito(rightmost). Avid supporters of natural farming.
Mr. Versoza(leftmost), my Ilokano kababayan and co-practitioner of natural farming together with Kap Lito Custodio(rightmost)
Mr. Willy Co(in white), President of Allied Botanical Seeds and Allied officers (from left Rommel, Randy and Rudy Dean
From right, Don Peter Ramos and his beautiful wife Venus, during one of their rare visit to Majayjay
Our big time kumpadres, (from left Noel and Doods!)
The Permalino family of Lucban, Quezon
The Organic certification team, Sir Armand Aquino of PilCert(center) and Mr. RT Gonzales of Organic Manila during their site inspection at the farm
The Rance Family, our long time family friend. Rizalino Rance, 2nd from left is an airplane magnate!
Valuelife International Officers and Staff during their Company outing conducted at the farm
Our Canadian visitors (Ron Witherspoon(rightmost), Ken Ziegler(2nd from left) and Bill Vernon(leftmost))
Visitors from Kenya, Bhutan, Ethiopia and other countries who attended the International Training Course on Sustainable Crops, Livestock and Environment Interaction. Our farm was adjudged the Best Farm Visit after they have visited all other farms in the region.
Students from LSPU who have just completed On-the-Job Training
Jackie Aquino, Vicky Pacheco and friends
Josie Costales, Jackie Aquino and Harold Ocampo
Our good friend Shafi(left) during their visit at the farm
Learn how we did it from the backyard organic gardening into full grown, commercial scale integrated natural farming.
A "must-attend' training for both newbie and experienced farmers who are planning to engage or expound their knowledge on natural farming techniques.
His 3rd award in a row!
Mr. Ronald C. Costales, the Chief Technology Officer of Costales Nature Farms, Inc. has again bagged the 2011, MOST OUTSTANDING ORGANIC AGRICULTURIST OF THE PHILIPPINES award given by Rotary Club of Cubao East, District 3780 and Rotary Intl.
Ronald, was also recently awarded as the Most Outstanding Organic Farmer of Laguna and entire region IV by the Dept of Agriculture, Gawad Saka, 2011.
All you need to know about growing Herbs in the city...Read interview with Mr. Ronald Costales conducted by MOD magazine