Motivated by his success, young farmer plans to introduce more crops

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By Latrishka Thomas

Seven-year-old Emmanuel Johnathan Howard Segree — who captured the hearts of residents in Antigua and Barbuda when he shared his success as pumpkin farmer with state media — said that his plan is to expand his farm.

The Golden Grove resident who has been successfully growing and selling pumpkins told OBSERVER media that, “the next thing I am going to do is plant watermelon and cabbage. My yard is too small so I was planning to plant at the front. I need land space, top soil, and seedlings.”

Segree told our newsroom that his passion for farming grew out of his desire to start selling. “I started farming because I wanted to sell so my daddy and I planted pumpkin. It was successful because I get all my pumpkin sold.”

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