I am living in NJ and I want to become a Farmer. I have been practicing with rasing chickens and starting my own garden. When I tell people at my highschool that I want to be a Farmer they laugh and tell me I belong down south. I want some Farmers to tell me what its like to be a Farmer and how they got started and any other advice you can give me. I heard that in order to become a Farmer you need a lot of start up money since is just like starting a buisness. Is a college education reccommended for Farming? What kind of Farm do you own? (crops,poultry,cattle,fishery) Is Farming your fulltime carreer and do you make enough money to support your family? Is Farming a bad carreer choice? I was hoping to become a chicken farmer processing organic free range chickens but I havn't set my mind on what excalty I would farm.