Newbies to Farming (Let's learn together)

There are many folks who have written about their desire to get into agriculture. It would be good to know how they have progressed so far and how many are 4 years, 3 years, 2 years and 1 year old, in farming. Also, how many have graduated to the next level by increasing their area under cultivation and how many are still struggling.

I am also one of those contemplating the steps required to get into farming. Like everybody else from a non-farming background, I have been following the path of reading ZBNF books, watching Youtube videos, enrolling myself into a few workshops and arming myself with some amount of theoretical knowledge and planning internships before the next phase of trying out experiments on a small piece of land.

Lot of people start solo and it is quite a daunting journey. It may be good to start with a few partners so that the cash burn is minimised and all the learnings are absorbed. At the end of a certain period, each of the partners may be ready to go their separate ways, after having learnt the tricks of the trade without burning too much cash.

So @Everybody let’s share what our current challenges are and have the experts in the community profer solutions to them


i am still a student. I’m in my final year and I’m currently saving up money to go into farming during NYSC. i have researched on a lot of topics and interests but the ones that are here to stay seem to be vegetables and cucumber and maybe eventually rice.
Ive thought about interning too for a while before i get into the farming for myself and it would depend on the state i get posted to for exams.

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Awesome! You are welcome @feranmi Please whats the name of your school ?

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covenant university . . .

Oh Great, Kindly DM your phone number.I would like to have phone chat with you.

Am currently in Ogun state. Was supposed to be a learning period for me and my colleagues on tomatoes, pepper, cucumber and many other livestock but the body that organised the program crash due to lack of feasibility study and professional hands. But despite that the few of us refused to leave the area without the learning, we started to pair form groups of 4’s, 5’s and 8’s. Some doing tomatoes, some pepper, some cucumber. Some vegetables. I am currently in the group doing fish farming (hatchery) for catfish and will soon start up my vegetables



Nice work… How has the learning journey been for you?

Great and tasking but persistence is key

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I am new and interested in maize cassava water melon and cucumber . I have not done any before

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Oh Wow… That’s cool. Here’s a great way to start with these articles:

Have you started a farm at all or you have one now? Here’s a chance to participate in a contest. Click the link below to read all about it:

Can I get information about cocoa farming pls? Its really urgent. I need to know how to get people to buy and how to export it. Thank you

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Hey @AdunniAde,
We once had a topic on our #farm-advice series about Farmers Advice Series: Market Access Oppourtunities For Fresh Agricultural Produce

You should read through. I believe it would really help. Thanks

Currently, I’m a corps member serving at Bauchi state. For me it was an opportunity to really gain a practical knowledge of watermelon and tomato cultivation since I’ve read much and attended workshops on them. They are being cultivated in some communities around my PPA.
The farm is doing great and well and I’m glad I did.
Though the cost hasn’t been friendly since it’s based on irrigation, however I’m optimistic that it will pay off on the long run.

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I love this short story @Grandson about your journey to farming. It will definitely pay off in the long run… I am sure about that.

Have you considered exporting to other states too? This article below can guide you:

Please contact me… I am about to come to ota to start cat fish farming
Please send me a mail on … or

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How much do I need to start strawberry production? Where will I get the seed from?

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cc @bookola Kindly help her out…

am in my 3rd year in federal uni.wukari…Hoping to start up an Agricultural farm business after school…i have water melon fruit,garden egg ,plantain and cassava…Dont know which one will grow well on my farm land…

I currently have ten acres and needed a partner to work with due to capital challenges, I already have one I still need more, if interested contact me here for terms and conditions. The farm is at Abeokuta, not far from Siun. Thanks for this platform.

I also new to farming, but my partner is experienced. Thanks.