Farming as a Business
I've done a search on here to try and find this topic or something like it, and nothing came up...so if I missed something, I apologize if I'm asking a previous question.
I'm 24, hate my job, and looking to transition into become a farmer. Obviously, I'd like to start out small, so I'm working on building money for machinery and and putting money into long-term savings just in case. I'm looking for something that I can still work full time, but is a) easy to start in that I can start small and build up and b) something that I can keep building and building.
Profitability would be nice, but I realize that I won't be a millionaire as a farmer and I'm ok with that. Right now, we look at it as something that would supplement our income a little bit, and if it turns into something full time or something that we'd love (I know I would), then we'd go with it full time.
My problem is that I have worked on a christmas tree farm, riding tractors, taking care of "crops", but where I live, in Western NY, there are limited farms of corn, hay, wheat, etc etc. The ideal situation would be to work on a farm for a few yrs, get experience, then go out on my own, but it looks like that would be hard to do since there's nothing around here. Also, we're considering a move down south for her job, so what are some ideal locations that would be beneficial if we were to try the farm experiment?
Sorry for the lengthy post, and thanks for your responses. I'm just a guy who loves to role up his sleeves, throw on a pair of jeans, get dirty and loves it.