A Guide to Grow a Quality Farm

By Caroline Garcia
Last updated: October 19, 2018


If you are thinking of starting a farm but don’t know what to do first, then you have come up across a perfect post!!

 

Starting a farm is quite a thorough and tedious task. Though, if you are up for it then you will surely enjoy the perks of being a farmer. It would definitely be a joyous ride with the bumps now and then.

 

You surely will have to begin your day before the sun rises, and then you will don your boots in the crisp morning to feed the chickens and the cattle. From there the chores start, nevertheless being an early bird will help you now, besides you will enjoy the super crisp morning breeze every day.

 

Once you settle into the details of your chores, you might find farming quite interesting and fun. However, to start a farm you need to evaluate many variables inclusive of searching for a perfect land to farm on, finding out what you want to farm, and also deciding how big you want your farm to be.

 

There are a plethora of tasks that need your attention at the start. Hence, this guide prepared by the Mullins Farms in Valley Spring will guide you on how to grow a quality farm from the very scratch.

 

Say No to Debts!!

 

According to the research, I followed on the Internet, debt has tanked a lot more farms than the drought, plague, or the pestilence combined. Undoubtedly, it is a known fact that debts can be economically debilitating for an average person.

 

Most farmers pursue the option of taking huge debts and then fails to keep up with the immense challenges it brings. A huge society of farmers has said goodbye to their farming dreams just because they couldn't pay the debt in time.

 

Usually, the farmers who opt for the debts have to accelerate their goals, they have to bring out results in a very short time and thus they fail. This happens because Great things take time to prosper and farming is not an easy task. A newbie will have to learn all about it, which takes time and patience.

 

While the borrowed money might help you in purchasing the equipment and other utilities much faster but the results yielded cannot be guaranteed. With experience and comes the best and trust me if you want to be a successful farmer than you should say a big NO to the debt.


Usually, people have this perception that a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture has gained them all


the experience they need to farm. However, in reality, farming has a lot of uncertainties, surprises, and intellectual challenges that requires keen decision-making skills.

 

I should also make this clear that there might come plenty of times when taking debts by leveraging your assets will make the only sense. But as you excel in getting all the farming experience, you will know that taking a debt would have been a big-time mistake.

 

In order to create a reliable cash flow in your business, you must always keep a sharp eye for the opportunities, which will become clearer with time. In the meantime, all you have to do is keep your hands clean from the debt.

 

Study The Market

 

Now before you get going always and always study the market. Research on what fruit or what vege will bring you the larger benefit. Whether you want to raise a cattle, grow grapes, or start a sauerkraut business, the very first thing you need to do is research.


By researching you will get the idea as to what is good and what is bad. Maybe you want to sell the wool to the local knitters or maybe you want to have a vineyard, it all depends on the choice you make.


After making a perfect choice all you have to do is plant the first seed and think about the market to which you will approach. Make a rough draft of all the challenges that you might face. You must complete your homework and know who is going to buy your product, and how you are going to make it accessible.


Once you are done with all the plans, create a backup plan in case something goes wrong. It's better to come up with more than one backup plan, in fact, the chances are you are going to need more than one backup plan.

 

Set Your Goals

 

Another major tip that I should give you is that always set your goals high but never to expect a lot, because if then you will you might get disheartened. You are capable of achieving your goals if you look at a bigger picture.

 

It is okay if you are low at times and is not able to meet the demands of the local market. It is okay if you don’t make an ample amount of money for sometime after you start, as long as you are able to pay all your bills, it’s totally fine!!

 

Don’t make everything so difficult on yourself. Farming is not about becoming a workaholic, it is fine to take some time off have a couple of few beers and read a book, just don’t burn yourself out.


Do not Hesitate to Reach Out


Always be very bold to reach out and take advice from the other experienced farmers. As we have already discussed that farming requires lots and lots of experience, hence it is better that you polish your skills by reaching out to the other farmers.


Moreover, it is quintessential that you always make a habit of reading because you never know what benefits you might get if it hits your intellectual radar!!


So that is it!! These are some of the best tips that I can sketch out for you but it's your hard work that will pay off in the end. Concentrate more on your long-term benefits rather than the lump sum money that you get for short term.


Farming is undoubtedly a long-term investment, so just work hard and hope every day for the better results!!


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