LFN AGRICULTURAL TRAINING SCHOOL, ILESHA, OSUN STATE
The Ilesa School is located on the premises of the former ‘Farm Institute Ilesa’ and has about 236 hectares of arable farmland. It is about 150km from Lagos and 45km from Oshogbo (Osun State Capital). This facility was released to the Foundation in September 1987 by the then Oyo State government for a period of 20 years and was again renewed a few years ago.
The area is 360 – 400m above sea level in an agro-ecological zone characterized by latheric soils, a sloping topography and hydromorphic valley bottom soils typical for most of the southern part of Nigeria. The annual rainfall varies between 1200 and 2000 mm during a bi-modal rainfall period from March to November giving rise to two cropping seasons in a year.
The dominant crops include; maize, soybean, cassava, sweet potatoes, yam, cashew,oilpalm and citrus. The school keeps various classes of livestock including cattle, poultry, piggery, rabbitry and fishery.
- Crop: Maize, cassava, yam, cowpea, soya beans, assorted vegetables.
- Agroforestry: Oil palm seedlings production, assorted seedlings orchard crops, orchard plantation, bee keeping, snail farming, etc.
- Livestock: Poultry, rabbit, cattle, piggery, fish farming, cane rat (grass cutter) farming.
- RED: Batik, tie and dye production, confectionaries production, etc.
- Engineering: Simple tool fabrication
- Broiler Production Project:
The school produces live and dressed broiler chickens which are available throughout the year. Ilesa School is well known at Leventis Group Building, Iddo House, Lagos for its regular supply of dressed broiler chickens and eggs.
- Fresh Maize Production:
Visitors to Ilesa for the first time will see clusters of women going in and coming out of Ilesa School will wonder why it is so. These women patronize fresh maize of Ilesa School which they sell boiled or roasted. The School produces fresh maize for almost eight months in the year.
Off International Brewries Road
Imo, Ilesa West Local Government
Ilesa, Osun State.
P. M. B. 5074
Ilesa, Osun State