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ideas on how to begin from square one
Post by: cameron smith,
on May 14, 2015 11:59:21
whats the way to officially begin a farm the right way?

Post by: Dillon Nichols,
on May 14, 2015 14:06:11
Doubt you'll find an 'official' way in these parts! I would suggest the first step would be to determine your goals; what do you want out of this farm? Income, food security, community, warm fuzzies?

What do you want to spend your time on? Where do you want to live?

From there, you can move on to an inventory of skills, abilities, and assets.

After, you could begin assessing the various ways you could reach your goals, and what compromises may be advisable.



Post by: Su Ba, pollinator
on May 14, 2015 15:08:15

"I would suggest that you narrow down your question, because depending upon your goals, there could be all sorts of different "right way" answers.

....What country? Different countries have different agricultural regulations.
....what kind of farm? Livestock? Vegetables? Grain? Orchard? Mixed?
....what size farm? One acre? 20,000 acres?
....what type? Large commercial? Small commercial? Family? Co-op? Homestead? Pick-your-own? CSA? "

I am here in the US, in North Florida, small urban farm potentially, i am in talks with the owner now. yes mixed small commericial organic permaculture design.

Heres a better idea of what im working with. A landowner wants a farmer to take over a plot of land he once planned to have his house built on the property but had to move out of state, leaving the space for lease on the low. I am most concerned with being offical and doing things the right way, legally.

"Are you looking for legal information? Business plan for loans or grants? Tax set up? Employee regulations? Local agricultural ordinances? Zoning and other land use issues? Fiscal planning?"
this type of information would be most helpful!

We plan on going about things the organic route as well,
5 years ago
whats the way to officially begin a farm the right way?
5 years ago
Hello, I am pursuing an opportunity to begin an urban farm in saint augustine florida. Can anyone advise me in the process?
thank you in advance,
cameron smith
5 years ago