From private banker to strawberry grower

After working in a private bank for seven years in Konya, Murat Golkaya, who resigned and became a grower, produces strawberries with soilless agriculture in the greenhouse he established.

The goal of Murat Golkaya, who succeeded in producing 10 tons of strawberries in the first season in the greenhouse it established, is to expand its business and turn to export.

Golkaya told that, before starting production, he met with the companies engaged in this business, gathered information, and examined the production sites. Golkaya said: "We harvest every month. Another advantage of soilless agriculture is that the shelf life of the product is longer. Currently, we have a yield of 10 tons in an area of ​​1.500 square meters. We expect a yield of around 15 tons next season." 

Golkaya said that he never regretted leaving the banking sector and that he loved his current life as a grower. Golkaya said, "There is a lot of demand from abroad. Although it is our first season, we exported to Turkmenistan. However, in order to meet these demands, we need to increase the production capacity. For this, we need to expand the greenhouse. We want to expand further as production and increase the area to 4,000 square meters."

Golkaya added that he wanted to diversify the products by producing strawberry jam, dried strawberry, and strawberry pulp in a few years.

Source: AA

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