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The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Silvereze(m): 12:00am On Apr 23, 2015
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenges facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by shevi4mb(m): 12:30am On Apr 23, 2015
I'm an Agric fresh graduate from the university of Agriculture, abeokuta. I can rmembr a slogan to answer the then mockery of being a farmer...WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING A FARMER. My brother, agric student aren't d only ones having challenges...recently met a law student and she was scared of the challenges she'l face after skul.

Whatever you are doing, just do it at your best and you'l see opportunities everywhere. I seriously pray, that with the new government, i hope the wind of change will actually spread to the agricultural sector. Dnt luk down on yourself, we are the feeders of this nation...sooner or later, they'l cum begging and running after us.

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by mikolo80: 10:32am On Apr 23, 2015
Silvereze:
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenges facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................

you start with 1hectare or 1 acre or even a plot,1 snail,1goat etc
multiply gradually until you start employing the people laughing at you

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by iniobong888(m): 9:38pm On Apr 23, 2015
Graduate of agric, you don't need money to start, you have the knowledge put it into use. I have been making millions from agric value chain even when I did accounting in the university.
1.You don't need money to start ordering day old Chick for client just a small space and advert.
2. You don't need money to be a broker for commodities
3. You don't need money to be a farm consultant (after all it is your industry)
4. You don't need money to start a supply chain for farmers
The opportunities are vast, reach out I could give you more

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by teebabsman(m): 10:31pm On Apr 23, 2015
must We all become a farmer.
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Silvereze(m): 1:26am On Apr 24, 2015
I am having small hope now.............but do u think buhari's administration will do any good to the agric sector
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by robonski15(m): 6:47am On Apr 24, 2015
Silvereze:
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenges facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................
I wished I studied agriculture back in school. The least I could do was to serve at the ministry of agriculture during my nysc. Agriculture is d next big thing that is going to take over Nigeria. Forget abt oil company and the likes. Focus your mind on what u hv learnt and start up something. cheers

www.agricnetwork.com
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by teebabsman(m): 9:13am On Apr 24, 2015
robonski15:

I wished I studied agriculture back in school. The least I could do was to serve at the ministry of agriculture during my nysc. Agriculture is d next big thing that is going to take over Nigeria. Forget abt oil company and the likes. Focus your mind on what u hv learnt and start up something. cheers
www.agricnetwork.com

Nice.
sorry bro, which course did you study and what are you doing now.
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by robonski15(m): 10:42am On Apr 24, 2015
teebabsman:


Nice.
sorry bro, which course did you study and what are you doing now.
I am into aquaculture. Can I have your contact.
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Silvereze(m): 11:11am On Apr 24, 2015
robonski15:

I am into aquaculture. Can I have your contact.





agric. seems to offer a lot but my parents dont like it
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by gabriel212: 11:44am On Apr 24, 2015
Silvereze:
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenges facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................
ow I wished I studied AGRICULTURE.
Though i studied Mechanical Engineering and am doing fine in my chosen field but am looking forward to divert to Agriculture this year.

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Silvereze(m): 9:36pm On Apr 24, 2015
gabriel212:

ow I wished I studied AGRICULTURE.
Though i studied Mechanical Engineering and am doing fine in my chosen field but am looking forward to divert to Agriculture this year.

but most students don't apply for agric. due to poor enlightenment.....................one can still venture into agric without having the degree.
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by teebabsman(m): 9:58pm On Apr 24, 2015
robonski15:

I am into aquaculture. Can I have your contact.

...will chat you bro
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by teebabsman(m): 10:01pm On Apr 24, 2015
Silvereze:


but most students don't apply for agric. due to poor enlightenment.....................one can still venture into agric without having the degree.
Please, drop your contact
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Silvereze(m): 12:25am On Apr 25, 2015
teebabsman:

Please, drop your contact

silvereze.s@gmail.com
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Respect01(m): 4:07am On Apr 25, 2015
Hey wake up!!!!
Discover yourself!!!
Discover ur surrounding!!!!

U are on the right track!!!!
U are very.....very Lucky to have studied Agricultural science. Point blank u are a potential millionaire ..... just put ur course of study into practice.
shevi4mb:
I'm an Agric fresh graduate from the university of Agriculture, abeokuta. I can rmembr a slogan to answer the then mockery of being a farmer...WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING A FARMER. My brother, agric student aren't d only ones having challenges...recently met a law student and she was scared of the challenges she'l face after skul.

Whatever you are doing, just do it at your best and you'l see opportunities everywhere. I seriously pray, that with the new government, i hope the wind of change will actually spread to the agricultural sector. Dnt luk down on yourself, we are the feeders of this nation...sooner or later, they'l cum begging and running after us.

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by dav8id(m): 7:06am On Apr 25, 2015
@op agriculture is the way out now as there many opportunity to make money in the sector..with your experience as a agric student you only need to put yourself into work...

your service will really appreciate in agric trading chain ......make more research in agro trading and get start...
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by gabriel212: 7:59am On Apr 25, 2015
Silvereze:


but most students don't apply for agric. due to poor enlightenment.....................one can still venture into agric without having the degree.
yes people's can divert with the help of consultant. N interest
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by fison(m): 2:47pm On Apr 25, 2015
iniobong888:
Graduate of agric, you don't need money to start, you have the knowledge put it into use. I have been making millions from agric value chain even when I did accounting in the university.
1.You don't need money to start ordering day old Chick for client just a small space and advert.
2. You don't need money to be a broker for commodities
3. You don't need money to be a farm consultant (after all it is your industry)
4. You don't need money to start a supply chain for farmers
The opportunities are vast, reach out I could give you more

Pls tell me more, I don't need money...1 to 4...am also an Agriculturist (Fisheries)
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by ultrazone(m): 6:35am On Apr 26, 2015
ppww
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by drdrew(m): 12:52pm On Oct 20, 2015
I'm Ema, a 4th year student of Agric, UNN.
Studying Agric is one of d worse thing that ever happen to me. Though different people had advised me not to change my dept telling me about what the nation holds for Agric Sector in d future.
But the issue is that Agriculture is a local science, not much of new stuffs are learnt especially here in Nigeria. You spend 5 years in the university, of which 1 year is spent clearing grasses, tilling, cultivating and cleaning animal pens. The worse thing is that u dont learn anything new this period that has not been said in the class. You are asked to identify breeds of cattle and species of leagues and grasses.
The class lectures are seldom interesting and requires too much of cramming.
One funny thing is that unlike doctors who graduate and starts practicing their profession, even first class agric student knows no better than u grandparents in cultivating. Modern farms do beta because of fertilizer, herbicides and machine which are not even made by the Agric students.
Ba3 low, gotta continue later.
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by TheUnbeatable(m): 4:03pm On Oct 20, 2015
Agric is sweet and I am enjoying it. It pays my bills.

In agric, you need to know a little of everything and everything of a little.

Do you understand?

It is the most lucrative, most dangerous and most dignifying of all professions.

You have to fear the person that feed you because your life and that of your family is at his mercy.

Have you thought of that?

God bless Nigerian Agripreneurs.

Sincerely!
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by benzion72(m): 4:43pm On Oct 20, 2015
All you need is encouragement it is not in the size of the dog but the fight in the dog. I actually studied Agricultural Economics. My first job was banking where I rouse to the managerial position. Now I am back at the farm

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by jethro2: 7:39pm On Oct 20, 2015
Silvereze:
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenges facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................
Interesting.
Life is about having passion for what we do.
I study Geology for my 1st degree and Geophysics in 2nd degree.
But as God would have it, I am proud to be a farmer.
I trained farmers, agriculturist and agribusiness people.
I keep wondering why I never study Agriculture in school.
Why am I saying this?
. Its either you develop interest for what you are doing or you seek for what you have interest for.
Search yourself. What exactly do I enjoy doing even when there is no financial benefit.
You can also look inward. Agriculture is a large value chain. Its full of opportunities.
Wish you well

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by jethro2: 7:48pm On Oct 20, 2015
Silvereze:

agric. seems to offer a lot but my parents dont like it
Agric offers a lot.
Other African countries such as Kenya, South Africa and nearby Ghana are reaping trillions from the agric sector. Some of us are bent on drilling the goldmine called agriculture.
Your parents don't like it because our forefathers are did not make anything out of it.
Technology is here to make a big difference

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by TheUnbeatable(m): 10:31pm On Oct 20, 2015
well said Boss @ Jethro2.
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Nobody: 2:25pm On Oct 21, 2015
You are more likely to suceed if you team up with other farmers, get training together, then provide a bigger source of produce to be taken seriously by bulk buyers who can guarantee a stable income


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9H71by-dtc
Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by apexquest(m): 5:01pm On Oct 21, 2015
Silvereze post=33. 9889:
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenge facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................
Op...op... If only you knew .. .i had to apply for leave for the past one month just to seroiusly attend to my poultry birds. The profit i expect this christmas is more than 10 months salaries.
Who cares about scholarship?? Pls graduate and come join us in making money. By the way i have a B.agric in Animal science and i am proud of it.

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Pavore9: 6:48pm On Oct 21, 2015
Silvereze:
Agric in nigeria has been neglected or abandoned for oil exploitation.since then agric is seen as second class profession.i am an agric. student of uniben.Actually i applied for medicine and was given Agric. as a consolation.As an agric student there are a lot of challenges facing us.firstly,only telling people u are studying agric. comes with them laughing at u and telling u career opportunitie u can embark into.Agric is capital intensive and if i graduate how will i even get money to start up a farming business.We are hardly shortlisted for scholarships and when schortlisted few are opportuned to get.agric is hard with a lot of farm work attached to it for which the lecturers share the produce.Government is not concerned about the welfare of agric students.I am fed up with studying Agric.in this country.I need advice pls..................

Don't get weighed down by the stereotype view of studying Agriculture in school because the reality on ground is that it is one of the most sustainable means of income if one gets it right. l have a Kenyan friend here in Nairobi and he is a graduate of Aeronautic Engineering, guess what is feeding him? .....Worms! He is into vermiculture, this he does in a space not up to a plot of land and he earns about 200,000ksh (N400,000) on a monthly basis for his effort. How many graduates are earning this on a monthly basis in Nigeria?

Take Lagos as an example, the population of Lagos alone is about the same with that of Cameroun that is a Country and if you are in a position to produce just what 0.1% of Lagosians consume food-wise, you can imagine the number of people who will be working under you to deliver to that 0.1%.

There is a far bigger picture out there, don't limit yourself!

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by Pavore9: 7:07pm On Oct 21, 2015
denisfidha:
You are more likely to suceed if you team up with other farmers, get training together, then provide a bigger source of produce to be taken seriously by bulk buyers who can guarantee a stable income


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9H71by-dtc

I have visited many places across Kenya thus my conviction that diary farming is possible in every region of Nigeria and should not be the exclusive of the Fulanis. lt would reduce the cost of milk in Nigeria just as l get to buy a litre of fresh milk here in Nairobi for N130. Powdered milk which Nigerians are so used to is like an abomination to Kenyans because there is a constant supply of milk from the over 1.5million small holder dairy farmers across the Country.

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Re: The Agony Of An Agric. Student by 400billionman: 11:39pm On Oct 21, 2015
Silvereze:
I am having small hope now.............but do u think buhari's administration will do any good to the agric sector

Defeat starts in the mind...

Success starts in the mind...

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