Fred Morgan wrote:Making money isn't so hard if you start big enough, and avoid spending on what you don't need. Also, NOTHING is a substitute for good business sense. Many farmers fail due to not being able to manage a business, and relying on credit.
But, the article is a bit misleading. He had sales of 1.8 million, that doesn't mean profit...
Ken Peavey wrote:Richard
I spent some time in an area with a high Amish population. The family on the other side of the hill was Amish-Lewis Yoder and family. His daughter was my housekeeper. His other daughter made the bread and pastries which I miss terribly.
One day I went to talk to Jonas Miller about the produce auction, run by another Amish family a couple towns over. While there, I took a look at his crops. He grew vegetables for market. I asked him if he grew them organically.
His response: "It's all organic, 100%. But I won't lose a crop to the bugs. I'll use the spray when I have to."
Just like the rest of the population, a full understanding of organic growing is lacking.
Ken Peavey wrote: It's too bad they are so far ahead of us that they don't have access to the internet and Permies.com.
I have a knack for fixing things like this ... um ... sorry ... here is a concilitory tiny ad:
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