Owning a farm and living off the land is a dream that many people have had at one point or another. But few people make that dream a reality. The truth is that running a farm is about more than planting a few seeds or looking after some pigs. It’s a complex business model. Arguably, running a business in the agricultural industry is harder than running a business in many corporate industries. You are completely responsible for your own products and services. There’s no middle man - you’re self-sufficient. So, where do you get started? Here’s some farming advice for total beginners.Read More
Just like any other business, there are things you need to invest in when it comes to your farm. These investments are important not just for securing a stable profit but also for potential expansion later on.
Among the most important things needed in a farm business is heavy equipment including heavy equipment maintenance. You can’t run a decent farm smoothly without these. So, here’s a list of heavy equipment you should invest for your farm.Read More
You may have a farm and you may be doing brilliantly growing your own vegetables and fruit, but livestock is where the most profit can be found. Choosing your livestock, however, can be difficult because you need to understand the requirements of each animal so that you can keep them as safe and as happy as possible.Read More
Like most things, farming used to be incredibly difficult until modern technology made things easier for us. Farmers used to do everything manually, breaking their backs the whole day to get their jobs done. Now, thanks to farming machinery, our farmers don’t have to suffer so much anymore. If you are a farm owner, here are some pieces of heavy equipment you can invest in for your farm.Read More
Finding the right fertilizer might require you to think outside the bag. With all the products available today, it can prove frustrating to find the best for your budget and operation, but with some testing and research, you can make an informed decision moving forward. It starts with an overview of your options.
We'll detail three commercial fertilizers and two organic alternatives for your fields. Whether you choose diammonium phosphate or manure, you have solutions.Read More
You can't reason with pests. They'll eat your crops and harm your livestock without a second thought — if they ever gave it a first. What you can do is protect your property against them, and you have a wide selection of options which ensure the security of your plants and animals.
We'll detail five of those options below, walking you through ways to keep pests from disrupting your operation.Read More
It’s no secret that the world is becoming increasingly damaged by human life. The number of landfill sites is increasing, the ice caps are melting, and more and more animals are going extinct if something doesn’t change soon the world that we know and love will cease to exist, and that is an extremely upsetting concept.Read More
When you’re working in the farming industry, you want to make sure that you grow your revenue in all directions. By doing this, you can secure the future of your company and make sure you always have the profits to stay afloat and indeed remain healthy on the market. But how do you do this? Well, there are numerous strategies you can take here to make sure that your revenue is larger than the rest, beating the competition while continuing to keep costs low.Read More
For all of you budding potential farmers out there, we’re speaking to you. Because for all that you might think farm life is, there’s a lot about it that you just might not know about. But for some reason, the idea of owning and running a farm is one that’s becoming much more appealing to a lot of people. There’s money to be made in it, and it’s a lifelong self sustaining career that will always be like a cash cow. Granted, it is hard to set up, maintain, and to deal with when things do start going wrong, but for the most part, owning a farm is always going to be a good idea. But, before you start to do anything, you need to have a bit of an insight in to farm like. It’s not always going to be what you might think, which is why we’re here to talk to you today. Here are some of the highs and lows that you might have to face.Read More
If the average shopper could see beyond their supermarket to the true scale of their consumption, it would surprise them. They're accustomed to convenience, neatly organized rows of produce and packaged deli meats that don't reflect the resources that went into their production.Read More
Farming is a wonderful career and it is something which can make a whole family thrive for generations upon generations. If you have ever thought about farming yourself but have never had the time or resources to do it, you can still enjoy the fruits of a farming lifestyle in your own home. Here are a few ways that you can live off your own land and create a symbiotic relationship with your home and garden this year.Read More
Farms use a lot of water.
Sixty-nine percent of freshwater withdrawals go toward agriculture; and as demand for food rises, so does the need for water in agriculture. Water quality technologies can help the sector to meet some of these needs and ensure that water is clean enough for various farming uses.Read More