They returned to their hometowns to start businesses and become rich with their fellow villagers

Source: Xianning Daily

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Zhong Lisheng, head of Chongyang Fumin Breeding Cooperative:

Drive one party to get rich

Oral transcript: I am from Xiayan Village, Chongyang Junction Town. After graduating from university in 2010, he went to Shenzhen to engage in financial work; In 2011, he jumped to a new energy company as a vice president; In 2014, due to his nostalgia for his hometown and optimistic about the development potential of his hometown, he decided to return to his hometown to develop the fruit planting industry.

At first, my family and the people around me did not understand my decision, saying that I had to go back to the village to do some kind of agriculture.

But after many conversations with my parents, they finally relented and said let me give it a try. My father said that he was old, and the old yellow peach orchard of more than 4 acres in the family also needed someone to take care of him and let me practice my hands.

After taking over, I quickly entered the role of fruit farmer, and soon expanded the yellow peach planting area to 15 acres, and four years later, in 2018, the newly planted yellow peaches had a bumper harvest and a good income. It also made me more determined about the path I had chosen.

In 2016, I introduced hanging melon planting during the time of planting yellow peaches, and invested a total of 300,000 yuan in self-financing and borrowing. I was the first person to grow hanging melons in Xiayan Village, and now I think about it is actually a bit risky, because I have no experience at all, basically learning from scratch, from seedling selection, planting, and nurturing, I do everything myself, not sloppy at all.

In order to ensure that the hanging melon can achieve a good harvest, I have not lost a lot of effort, usually go to other places to exchange and learn, but also join the hanging melon planting WeChat group, and often invite agricultural technology experts to the field for guidance. I learned to master planting techniques through various ways and “diagnose pulses” for seedlings from time to time.

The effort pays off. In that year, the hanging melon made a good return, and the debt was basically paid off. My success also led the villagers to follow suit, and gradually, hanging melon cultivation became popular in Xiayan Village.

However, planting is not all smooth sailing. In 2017, due to management negligence, melon seedlings were attacked by diseases and pests, and nearly 1/4 of them were lost; In 2018 and 2019, it was affected by dry weather, coupled with soil compaction, and the yield of hanging melons was greatly reduced. This also made me realize that a person’s energy is limited, management is inevitably lacking, and team fighting may be easier.

At the end of 2019, with the support of the village party branch, I and three other partners established the Chongyang Fumin Planting and Breeding Cooperative, which integrates the idle land of farmers in the model of “village collective + cooperative + farmer”, and takes hanging melon planting as the leading industry in the village.

Scientific planning and gradual progress, up to now, the fruit planting area of Xiayan Village has reached 600 mu, of which 500 mu of hanging melon planting, becoming the largest village in Lukou Town. In 2020, the cooperative paid villagers 500,000 yuan in rent and labor fees, driving 97 farming households to employment, with an average annual income increase of 5,000 yuan per household.

In the next step, I am ready to introduce new yellow peach varieties, shape the pattern of fruit production in the fruit garden at the wrong time, develop in the direction of fruit picking, and at the same time use e-commerce, new media and other platforms to achieve online and offline linkage, broaden product sales channels, improve product awareness, and launch the “Xiayan” brand. (All media reporter Ding Wei, correspondent Hu Xuehui collated)

Fang Zhaomin, head of Chongyang United Rich People Cultivation and Breeding Professional Cooperative:

Lead the villagers to a well-off

Transcript: Three years ago, I was running an advertising and media company with a net income of more than one million. Because I did a good job abroad, in September 2018, I was invited to participate in the special event “Talented People Return to Their Hometowns and Start Businesses” held by the prefecture.

During the event, I learned that the government’s determination to seek talents and the good policies of rural entrepreneurship, coupled with the earth-shaking changes in the village, all of which moved me and strengthened my confidence to return to my hometown to start a business.

Before returning to my hometown, I learned that crayfish farming has a good prospect in the agricultural industry, and there are fewer farmers in the village, and although the breeding technology is not very mature, there is a lot of room for development.

I have visited a number of crayfish breeding experts in the county and the city, and learned that the yield of cultured crayfish is closely related to its seed stocking, and the breeding density of crayfish has a great relationship with the environmental conditions of the aquaculture water, feed source and quality, feeding technology, etc., the density of shrimp fry is too large, which is not conducive to the growth and reproduction of lobsters, and the production and quality of lobster aquaculture can be improved by regulating the breeding ratio.

After returning to my hometown, I made friends with experts and experimented in my family’s paddy fields, and quickly began to transfer the land.

When the land was transferred, at first, some villagers in the village were unwilling to transfer the land to me because they did not know me, so I could only visit my house over and over again. In the end, I used my heart and affection to get closer to the villagers.

In the communication and exchange, the attitude of the villagers towards me also changed from indifference to enthusiasm, from wait-and-see to support. In October 2018, I completed the transfer of 1,080 acres of land, and I began the cooperative’s orderly infrastructure work.

At present, the cooperative has built a shrimp and rice base, a Chinese herbal medicine base, a Xianglian base, an organic vegetable and fruit base, and a fruit forest base. Leisure farms and outdoor expansion bases are being planned, pastoral complexes and tourism agriculture are being developed.

Cooperatives are now gradually forming an industrial development model of breeding, technical training, processing and sales. In 2019, the cooperative was rated as a demonstration society of Xianning Farmers’ Professional Cooperative.

While the company grew and grew, I did not forget to help the poor local villagers.

The cooperative has recruited 6 poor people over the age of 60 to join the United Rich People Farming and Breeding Professional Cooperative, and each of them can not only receive 10,000 yuan of labor income per year, but also invest in dividends of 20,000 yuan. The cooperative has brought 22 needy people and more than 30 villagers to work in the surrounding area.

The implementation of traffic restrictions during the epidemic prevention and control period, coupled with the suppression of consumer demand, has also affected the sales of lobster to a certain extent.

The County Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs helped us open up online and offline sales channels, and helped the shrimp farmers of the cooperative solve the sales problem, so that everyone can produce more and increase income.

Now that the production of lobsters farmed by the cooperative has risen, we are more confident in the sales market for crayfish.

In the next step, our cooperative plans to further expand the scale of farming, so that crayfish will become a characteristic industry in Shijiadu Village, so as to drive more villagers to become rich. (Compiled by all media reporter Zhu Yaping)

Xianning Qiangnong Modern Agricultural Industry Professional Cooperative Xie Liangyun:

Huddle to open a new mode of agricultural tourism

In Dongjialing Village, Zhonggangpu Town, Chibi City, Xie Liangyun is famous far and wide, she is not only young, good-looking, but also powerful, the locals call her “Princess Peacock”. After 8 years of entrepreneurship, the annual output value of her cooperative has exceeded 4 million.

On the 22nd, located in Dongjialing Village, Zhonggangpu Town, Chibi Town, Chibi City, Xie Liangyun, a post-85 girl, enthusiastically led reporters to visit her farm.

In the melodious Dai music, “Peacock Princess” Xie Liangyun blew a crisp whistle, and peacocks flew down from the hillside, landing lightly on the lawn by the lake, surrounding the “Peacock Princess”, the scene was harmonious and beautiful.

More than 100 peacocks have settled here, attracting tourists to come and see. The peacock-themed farm built by Xie Liangyun combines modernization and farm characteristics while raising peacocks to ensure that tourists can live and have fun at ease.

Xie Liangyun is a native of Dongjialing Village, Zhonggangpu Town, Chibi Town, Chibi City, the chairman of Chibi Fengbo Peacock Breeding Professional Cooperative, the vice chairman of Xianning Qiangnong Modern Agricultural Industry Professional Cooperative Union, and is a well-known agricultural prosperity leader in Dongjialing Village.

Before 2012, Xie Liangyun has been working outside, successively doing automobile marketing in Shenyang, Wuhan and other places, and Xie Liangyun has his own 4S store in just 4 years. The smooth wind in the career is smooth, but the nostalgia hidden in the heart cannot be solved. Just when his family was happy for Xie Liangyun, Xie Liangyun suddenly gave up his career in Changsha and resolutely returned to his hometown to start a business again.

After repeated investigations, Xie Liangyun finalized a blue peacock breeding project. Despite the opposition of his family, Xie Liangyun did not look back like an arrow with a bow.

Switching from the automotive industry to agricultural breeding requires a different insistence. Xie Liangyun’s knowledge of breeding is almost zero, so Xie Liangyun bought a lot of breeding books and began to study at home, Xie Liangyun has gone to Anhui, Yunnan and other places for field investigations, learn other people’s experience and technology, refer to other people’s breeding models. Xie Liangyun spends his days with peacocks, feeds and cleans manure, and on the farm, the dirty work is all done by one person.

In 2012, Xie Liangyun invested more than 1 million yuan to complete the infrastructure construction in the breeding base, introduced more than 100 peacocks, hatched more than 3,000 seedlings, and established the “Chibi Fengbo Peacock Breeding Professional Cooperative”.

New to the breeding industry, no technology, no resources, no experience, in the second year of peacock introduction, due to the lack of epidemic prevention technology, almost caused a disaster, more than a hundred peacocks finally left only a dozen, heavy losses. Later, Xie Liangyun learned a lesson, attached importance to the introduction of technical talents, and signed a long-term cooperation agreement with poultry technicians. With technical guarantees, Xie Liangyun expanded the number of stocks. A few years later, Xie Liangyun’s farm has begun to take shape, with an annual income of more than 1 million yuan and a profit of more than 600,000 yuan.

In 2017, Xie Liangyun built an ecological farm integrating peacock sightseeing, catering and accommodation, and leisure industry, with rooms, catering, beautiful scenery, food, and more than 70 styles of accessories and peacock specimens such as peacock hair accessories and earrings.

As the rural tour continued to heat up, the peacock-themed farm jointly run by Xie Liangyun and the villagers caught fire. Xie Liangyun and six surrounding cooperatives have developed together, relying on the original ecological resources such as mountains, water and tea in his hometown to create a pastoral complex integrating agricultural production, tourism and agricultural product consumption.

“We combine edible fungus breeding and grape picking into rural tourism, focusing on picking, outdoor parent-child development, corporate team activities, etc.” Xie Liangyun introduced. After a period of development, six farmers’ professional cooperatives have integrated resources and gradually innovated new models of agricultural tourism.

“The industry in the village is becoming more and more prosperous, and the pockets of the villagers are getting bigger and bigger, which is the dream and goal of our new generation of farmers.” Xie Liangyun said that in the next step, we are ready to expand the industrial chain, segment the market, carry out “Internet of Things +” agriculture, create a tourist park with peacocks as the background, make full use of the ornamental characteristics of peacocks, develop its added value, and improve the economic benefits of agricultural products. (All media reporter Zhu Yaping)

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