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Rural and Proud of It

Isaiah Khalill Muhammad, is a 21-year-old Junior, Agricultural Business Management major at Alcorn State University (ASU). He is from a small rural town of 1,933 named Malone, Florida in Jackson County. Growing up in this rural environment cultivated Muhammad’s curiosity and love for Agriculture.

He was raised by his parents, Alvin and Aleta Muhammad. Together they raised their son to be rooted in love, family and respect which are principles that he attempts to display daily. He moved to Mississippi at the age of eighteen in 2019 where he started his journey of continued education at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. He completed two years at that Institution to gain his Associates degree in 2021. He wouldn’t stop there because he desired to go to an Historically Black College and University (HBCU). He was intrigued by Alcorn’s stellar Agricultural program and history. He applied and was accepted in the Fall of 2021 where he continued his collegiate trail.

Since being at ASU, he has learned a great deal of knowledge pertaining to growing and producing crops. He has an internship lined up with the U.S. Forest Service where he will be gaining experience in tree logging. He looks forward to the opportunity as a sign of all of his hard work as well as a fundamental base to build upon.

Muhammad stated, “My goal is to be self-sufficient. First, to do that you have to have land, knowledge and a team of trustworthy, likeminded people. With these elements in place I think that I should be very successful.”

D'Marius Jones
D'Marius Jones
D'Marius Jones is a Graduating Senior Mass Communications major from Jackson, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the Fall 2023 semester.


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