Growing up in Marianna, AyiKwei was exposed to agriculture at an early age. Starting his own farm was a dream since childhood. Working more than 15 years in the industry, AyiKwei has expanded his skill set across the country in states like Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio. He got his start in forestry as a student at Alabama A&M University.

Before enrolling at Alabama A&M, during his senior year of high school, AyiKwei visited Alabama A&M’s campus to learn more about the forestry program and found it to be a fit for his professional goals and farming dream. As a current forester and farmer, AyiKwei uses his bachelor’s degree and industry expertise to care for his land and grow a higher quality crop.