History of ZRFA formation: through the thorns to the stars
What seemed to be unrealizable for centuries,
what yesterday was a bold dream
today becomes a real challenge,
and tomorrow - fulfillment.
S. P. Korolev
More than 20 years ZRFA is a member of GrowAbroad World Alliance, which includes 27 countries-participants of the international exchange youth agricultural programs.
Leonid Mikhaylov - a director of ZRFA company, coordinator of the exchange agricultural programs.
In 1976 he graduated from Zhytomyr Agricultural Institute USSR (Agronomy Department) with honors. Included in the Golden Fund of students.
He began his career immediately after graduation. He started as an agronomist-chemist, then senior agronomist "Zhitomir Region Agro Chemistry" and got a job of the chief agronomist.
The desire to learn more extensive agricultural areas, apply the latest technology led Leonid Mikhailov to Kherson land. From 1979 to 1988 he worked as a chief agronomist, deputy chairman of the millionaire collective farm in the Kherson region. Being in the age of 27, he manage 760 people; 11 000 hectares of plowing; 5500 hectares of crops; 400 hectares of sunflower; 1000 hectares of melon crops; 180 hectares of soybeans (at that time it was advanced innovations in agriculture); 4,500 cows, 17,000 sheep; 104 tractors; 101, 24 combines.
During the Rearrangement times, the company organized the "Agropolis", which was engaged in agribusiness - the sale of tractors, combines, agricultural technics as well as feeds, seeds and other agricultural products.