The 8th SAC committee meeting of KVK Hirehalli, Tumkauru-II, was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. M.R. Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru on 4th January, 2018. Dr.Sreenath Dixit, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone XI, Bengaluru, Dr. M.S. Nataraj, Director of Extension, UAS-B, Dr. C. K. Narayana, Chairman, RPME, Dr.Venkattakumar R., Head, Division of Social Science, IIHR, Bengaluru, Dr.RajendraHegde, Head, Principal Scientist, NBSS&LUP,Bengaluru, Dr.G.Karanakaran In-charge Head, CHES, Hirehalli, Dr.JahirBasha, Asst. Professor, ARS, Pavagada, Dr.Sukanaya, PC, KVK Konehalli,Dr.Suresh, SMS Vet, KVK Gonikoppal were also present. About 25 officials from different departments like Lead Bank, NABARD, Dept. of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sericulture, Women and Child Welfare, Fishery, DD Representative, FM Radio Siddhartha, and Project Directors of NGOs like AWARE,AVISHKAR,MOTHER, DHAN,SKRDP,IDF, Spirilluna Foundation, Hallisiri SHG members from Tumakuru district also attended the meeting. Farmer representatives like Sri Kempaiah, Tumakuru, Sri Hanumantharayappa, Pavagada, SmtManjamma, Koratagere, Smt. ShashikalaRanganath, Tumakuru,District also took part. There were 20 other farmer members also attended the meeting. Shri S. Satish, Sangapura,HirehalliTumakuruTaluk was felicitated for his achievements in Integrated Farming System and adoption of innovative technologies of ICAR-IIHR. Dr.Sreenath Dixit,Director ATARI, released a Newsletter for the quarter July – Sept 2017 of KVK Hirehalli and a folder on Banana Pest Management was released by Dr Mr Dinesh, Director ICAR-IIHR, during the occasion. Dr.Loganandhan, N., Head KVK, Hirehalli, presented the action taken report and last one year achievements and all Subject Matter Specialists presented their individual presentation on mandated activities of KVK. Director and other members shared their valuable recommendations during the programme. Progressive farmers offered their valuable suggestions for effective implementations of various programmes in the ensuing season. On the occasion, a new animal shed was inaugurated by Dr.Sreenath Dixit at KVK Instructional farm. He visited Mango & Guava Nursery unit along with Dr.M.R.Dinesh, Director, IIHR,Bengaluru. A total of 48 official and non-official members, special invitees and progressive farmers and all KVK Staff participated in the meeting.During the programme,Dr.B.H.Gowda, SMS (Plant Protection), welcomed the dignitaries and Vote of thanks was given by Sri Prasanth JM, SMS (Horticulture).