"The toughest farmer competition doesn't have to be all about physical labor although that would be an interesting part of the competition , I would be more interested in the business side:
Important Financial Ratio's, Balance sheet,…"
It's not impossible to start from scratch, just more difficult that if you had the help of a family member/other farmer. Morgan makes a good point-save your money for a few years so you can enter farming from a somewhat strong…"
"Looking into the future: for us young beginning farmers this is a great time to be getting started in farming. The average age of farmers in the US is approaching 60 and I would suspect many of them will be retiring in the next 5-10…"
"So basically my take on this whole land rent deal is: buy farmland to control your land costs and you won't have to worry every year about having to renew a rental agreement or the landlord jacking up your rent.
Mr. Anonymous- you…"
I grew up in southeastern minnesota near West Concord. We have a 6 acre hobby farm where we raise garlic and apples. I also have helped my neighbors out with their farming operation. I work as an agronomist in NE North Dakota.
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