Things I wish I'd known before I got a Farm...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chiknlady, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What advice would you give to someone considering the investment of time and capital?
     
  2. ScrambledAcresFarm

    ScrambledAcresFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Research~Research~Research!
     
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Being in the process of that right now, I agree. Tons of research!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Are you talking a farm or a place in the country?

    I grew up on a farm and married a farmer so I don't know anything different.
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Ohhh....I always dreamed of marrying a farmer!
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Growing up I always swore I wouldn't!!!
     
  7. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Research what? I am putting together a business plan etc--so are you talking feasibility, the right location, or something else?

    More than 5 acres--less than 30...if you would consider that a farm... [​IMG]
     
  8. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    What kind of farm are you thinking about? Specific animals and or crops? Will this be your sole income?
     
  9. ScrambledAcresFarm

    ScrambledAcresFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember. they say most businesses don't see a profit for 2-3 years!
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:talk to the 4H extension in the area you are looking. they can come out and tell you just what will work and wont work on your property.

    if you want to farm, check out the IRS website. there are MANY stipulations if you want to do this as a business, but many write offs if you do register as a working farm. NOT hobby farm. that is a one liner write off.

    best blessings in your endeavor!
     

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