Musings of a young Farmer

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The Pineapple plantation.

For several years I have been involved in one way or the other in farming. Once I started learning my right from left, I could always remember my parents taking me to the farm on the weekends,we would leave every early in the morning and stay there until close to noon. Doing various agricultural farm practices.We did the work all by ourselves, from bush clearing/burning to making of heaps/mounds/bed to planting(the part I always enjoyed). I always love planting corn/maize(even up till now)!

We had different small farms in the compound, with my father been the first and only to have a pineapple plantation in the compound we lived by then.We grew several food crops in our farms: Cassava, Yam, water yam, three leaved yam, coco yams, Maize, Pineapple, melon, fluted pumpkin, broad leaf pumpkin, green amaranth, mint leaf, bitter leaf, pepper(sweet and chili), garden egg. I guess you might think we have one big farm but no, we had small farm some within home(at the backyard) others far from home(but trekkable distance though).

Little did I know then that one day I will become an Agriculturist, I always wanted to be an Engineer like my Father who is a trained Telecommunication Engineer by profession but who was a Farmer after working hours and on weekends!

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About kalusam

I am a graduate of Agriculture with options in Soil Science and Meteorology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike- Nigeria. I am the lead Agribusiness consultant at Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises. I have underwent several trainings, conferences and studies in Agriculture and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland, U.S.A , IHAV Foundation Conference, Association of Africa Business School (AABS) Agric business Launch to mention but a few. As a young farmer and entreprenuer with a passion for research and writing, I use this blog to share my experiences as well as inform Youths of the opportunities available in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Follow me on twitter: @kalusamanya Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kalusam Skype: kalusam WHatsapp: +2347036931636
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