Are the start up costs too high to start a farm nowadays?
I'm now 18 and grew up in the suburbs. One thing I really enjoy is gardening and raising animals. I've always been into farming and I would like to be a farmer myself. I would like to do something "green" like free range poultry or organic farming. I already know what I would be up against work wise, I know it's hard work but its definitely work I can handle and enjoy. The only thing holding me back though and the thing that people keep saying to turn my idea of being a farmer down is the start up costs. Between machine costs, land costs, and property tax, it seems almost impossible to start a farm. And I wouldn't even consider relying on marrying a girl who already has a farm, because whats the chance a "city boy" like me would find that.
Anyway though, even though its what I'd want to do, are the start up costs too high for me to be a farmer?