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Would I be crazy to buy a farm?

Posted by greenwood85 6b (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 31, 09 at 9:55

Most people say yes, but it seems like new small organic farms are popping up all over the place and thriving. So I'll ask the folks who know. Would I be crazy to quit a good job to become an organic farmer? Is it possible to be successful as a start-up in the current political/economical climate in our country?

I am seriously considering a change of career. I've heard rumors that Obama may offer grants or incentives for farmers willing to practice responsible farming techniques(use of cover crops, crop rotation, etc.). That sounds good.


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RE: Would I be crazy to buy a farm?

Yes, yes I would.

Thanks,
Me.


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RE: Would I be crazy to buy a farm?

Greenwood,
No, you would not be crazy. However, depending on living on the income from your farm from the very first is perhaps a little optimistic. We bought a run-down small farm almost two years ago--brought it back to where it isn't an eyesore anymore, and are planning on starting to make a little money on it this year. No way will we be able to make a profit--we are just hoping to meet some expenses and have even more fun.
If you can find a property at a reasonable price, if it meets your needs, and IF you are willing to work like the very devil and wait a few years for a return on investment, then go for it. It is a very rewarding way of life--the rewards just aren't monetary, at least at first.


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