Whether you own a homestead and are ready to expand or you are just getting into food production, these tips on starting a small farm business will help you prepare for the challenges you may encounter.
Converting a homestead into a successful farm business — or starting a small farm business from scratch — can be extremely rewarding. Set yourself up for success with these tips from other small farmers.
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An example of rudimentary budget planning, assuming a goal of $45,000 in net profit by your tenth year of business.
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"Farms With a Future" by Rebecca Thistlethwaite is packed with advice about marketing, building infrastructure, alternative funding methods and maintaining long-term sustainability on a small-to-midscale farm from some of the nation's most innovative farmers.