Agadi Thota, situated in the lush green surroundings of Kunnur village was conceptualized in the year 2000 by Shri. Jayadev Agadi to popularize organic farming, generate awareness amongst city folk and help develop a market for organic foods. Shri. Jayadev Agadi is basically a progressive farmer inclined towards organic farming. Spread over an area of 30 acres with major cultivation being cashew nut and areca nut, Agadi thota believes in ‘Go organic, Go healthy’ mantra. The periphery of the farm is lined with coconut trees, suppota and mango trees. More than 1000 medicinal plants and vegetables like brinjal, tomato, beans and coriander are grown apart from maize, soya bean and paddy cultivation. Entire stretch of the cultivation is manured organically with organic fertilizers named ‘Jeevamrut’ and ‘Brahmastra’.
It all started from a piece of 5 acre land that expanded to 30 acres of plantation over years of hard work and dedication. Shri. Jayadev Agadi has been felicitated with ‘Krishi Pandit’ award in the year 2014 by honorary CM of Karnataka. The other awards include ‘Shreshtha Krishika’ by University of Agriculture Science, Dharwad, ‘Best farmer’ award by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Grameena Abhivruddhi Yojana and the ‘Rajyotsava’ award.