I’ve just joined Farmers For The Future and I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Dan. I’m a blue collar factory worker with GE. I am not now farming. As a boy I grew up on a farm near Stillwater Minnesota. My dad sold the place to open a restaurant in Minneapolis. The farm life was a great influence in my working the soil by planting flowers, some crops and landscaping in a suburban garden over the last 35 years or so. My goal is to retire 5 years and moving back to the country where I have such wonderful memories. Well ok the chores were tough, the winters cold, the summer hot and the hours long but I’ll have off farm income in retirement, not great but not too bad. I want to work the land on a small scale. I’m thinking between 5 and 10 acres. I’m not looking to making a living from this, more of a hobby really.
Well anyway that’s a little about me and plans toward my goal. I’ve gleaned a lot of helpful information, it’s like a gold mine, from reading the forums and have enjoyed some of the bantering back and forth. As I take steps towards my goal I’m sure I will have many questions. Thanks for letting me chatter on.