Farming is more than just planting rice. It opens various avenues for people looking for a greener future. You don’t really need to own a five-star luxury hotel or sell luxury cars just to get rich. You can be a farmer. Do you believe that? But, to be successful in this venture, the farmer needs to have experience, patience and hardwork. It’s harder when you just start by renting a piece of land. But, it’s harder if you don’t love for what you do. The farmer needs to have a good grasp about the land and the products he wants to grow. He can’t just sit down, do nothing and expect for abundant produce. There will no produce if there are no crops planted. Usually, farmers plant corn, rise, rye, tobacco, and cotton. These crops have various characteristics. Prior to planting, the person need to know the characteristics of the plant, its germination, to what diseases it is susceptible, methods of pests controlling, fertilizers fit, and more.
Farming also includes livestock raising and common animals raised are pig, cow, chicken, sheep, goat, etc. Ensure that such animals are being fed regularly. Pay attention to their breeding habits, daily nutrition, vaccinations, and shelter. Animals make sounds to tell you they need something. As a livestock raiser, be sensitive of the various needs of your animals. If you won’t give them what they need, don’t expect that you’ll earn that much. Healthy farm animals produce healthy products. Good products can be sold anywhere. You don’t even need a place for selling. If you want, you can make connections with supermarket owners and be one of their regular meat, egg or dairy product suppliers. Plan you way to success and for sure, you won’t get dismayed.
After knowing the ups and downs of farming, decide whether you buy a farm or simply rent. Of course, check your budget because it will answer the question if you can afford to buy a huge land. Afterwards, choose the place. Where shall you farm? How experienced you are when it comes to farming? You will only become disappointed if you pursue it knowing that you are not ready. If your experience is not enough, you can become a hired man. Learn until you can say that you can already manage your own farm.
Whether you consider this job part-time or full-time, it doesn’t matter. If you are interested and want to be successful, trying it would be the best way.