The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Deogarh was established in the year July, 2006 under the administrative control of Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar with 100 percent financial support from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
The aim of KVK is to reduce the time lag between generation of technology at the research institution and its transfer to the farmer's fields for increasing production & productivity, income from the agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis. It is one of the innovative institutions with the mandate of imparting training to the practicing farmers, farm women, rural youths and extension functionaries in improved technologies in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other allied enterprises..
The effectiveness of the KVK was further enhanced by adding the activities related to on-farm testing and Front-Line Demonstration on major agricultural technologies in order to make the training of farmers location specific, need based and resource-oriented.The operational area of this Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Deogarh encompasses three blocks of district namely Barkote, Reamal and Tileibani.
To conduct on-farm trials on farmer’s field to identify location specific technologies for various farming system through assessment and refinement.
To conduct frontline demonstrations on frontier technologies establish the production potentials, generate data and feedback information.
To organize short term and long term vopcational trainings for practising farmers, farm women and rural youth.
To organize inservice training for extension functionaries to update their knowledge on recent technologies developments in agriculture.
To cater the needs of the farmers through single window system and work as a resource and knowledge centre for agricultural technologies.
Planning and conducting survey of the operational area in order to prepare the resource inventory with special reference to identifying the training needs of the farming community.
Planning and conducting production- oriented, need-based short and long duration training courses both on campus as well as in the villages for various target groups with priority on the weaker and the poor.
Developing and organizing non-formal educational programmes by way of field days, farm visits, farmers fair, radio talk, Farm Science clubs etc. as the follow up information support to training courses.
Organizing farm science clubs, both in rural schools and in villages in order to induce in younger generation a liking for and an interest for agricultural and allied sciences and scientific farming through supervised projects.
Developing and maintaining the campus farms and demonstration units on scientific lines as the facilities for providing work experience to the trainees as also disseminating the latest technical know how.
Providing practical facilities of the Kendra to the teachers and the students of the vocational agriculture of the higher secondary schools.
Imparting some general education to rural illiterates and school drop-outs in order to make them not only good farmers but also better citizens.
Providing added training facilities in the areas for home making and nutrition education for rural community.
Gradually enlarging the training facilities to encompass other important areas such as home crafts, cottage industries etc. consistent to the requirements of the integrated rural development in collaboration with concerned organization.
Implementing all such schemes of the ICAR and other related organizations which intend to strengthen the training programmes of the Kendra