Setting Up Your Own Organic Farm

The Good Life: Setting Up Your Own Organic Farm

Many people share the dream of packing up their hectic city life and moving out to the country. There’s just one problem, though – what will they do for work once they get to their new rural idyll? Well, there is one potential job that is actually in high demand right now, and that is organic farming! These days, the general public is a lot more knowledgeable about food and they want to ensure that they source their ingredients from the best possible suppliers. For many people, that means buying organic.

Do you think setting up an organic farm in the country sounds like your ideal life? Here are some pointers that can help you set it all up.

Put Your Business Thinking Cap On 

You might think that running your own organic farm will be a load of fun and games. But that is far from the truth. Even though organic farming is going through a really great period right now, it can still be a bit of a struggle to ensure the survival of a farm. So, you need to make sure that you think more like a businessman than a farmer once you get your farm up and running. That will help you make the best decisions and it will also make it easier for you to grow and develop your new business. At the end of the day, your farm is a business, so you need to treat it like one! 

Livestock Or Crops? 

Next, you need to consider whether you want to farm livestock or crops. Farming crops can be cheaper to set up than livestock, so many new farmers start out with crops. After a few years, once they get into the swing of things, they might then branch out into livestock farming as well. It is totally possible to start out straight away with just livestock, but this will be very expensive to set up from scratch. However, you are likely to turnover some bigger profits by selling livestock and meat.

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Get To Know Suppliers 

When you do start farming, you will need to use suppliers for things such as grain, farm tools, and other materials. Visit this website for an idea of the kinds of suppliers you might want to team up with. It’s important that you research each supplier thoroughly to make sure that you agree with their methods of production and manufacturing. If they aren’t completely eco-friendly, then this could impact on your organic farm and could cost you your certification. 

Get Your Certificates 

Before you can start trading as an “organic farm”, you will need to get certificates that prove you are 100% organic. There will be various inspections that you and your farm will have to undergo, but it’s all worth it so that you can call your business organic!

Think you have what it takes to get an organic farm up and running? It’s definitely worth giving it a go as this career could really improve your life!