Farming is one of the oldest known businesses to mankind. It is not the simplest task out there. But when done with proper planning you will surely to reap sweet fruits. I have outlined the basic things you need to pay attention to start your own farm.
#1 Choose What Is Best For You:
There is always room for natural products in the market. But you need to know which is the best suitable products for your considering various factors. These factors can be the budget, commercial or food crop, staple food of people, climatic conditions, availability of labourers and equipments.
#2 Choosing The Right Land:
Once you have chosen the products you want grow on your farm, you will be able to find the right land for it. You can talk to experts in the field to know the type of soil, amount of water and climatic conditions required to grow these crops. The above mentioned steps can be interchanged in case you already own a piece of land which you want to convert into a farm.
#3 Financial Concerns:
By now you will have a rough idea about the amount you will require for investing to set up the farm. Next thing to do is, see how you can arrange for that money. You can contact banks that offer low rate of interests for farmers in case you want to borrow a loan.
#4 Labourers Management:
It is almost impossible for you to solely to carry out all the farm work. Depending on the area of your farm and the type of crop you will have to hire labourers from nearby places. Most of these labourers work for daily wages. You need to make sure these workers are aware of operating the farm equipments. They need to be skilled in all kinds of farm work.
#5 Purchasing Right Equipments:
You should purchase the required equipments from authorised dealers. Enquire with multiple dealers to find the right equipments at best price. You can also look for the warranty on the product, free services available etc. It is an add on if you find a dealer near to your farm. This will help you to get regular inspections for the equipments.
#6 Crop Requirements:
This is the most crucial step. You have to be very careful while purchasing seeds or saplings for the planned crop. Ensure they are of good quality. You must once again contact the experts to know the fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals required for your crop. Make sure you give the right quantity of these chemicals at proper months. You can also go for organic manure.
#7 Be Ready To Embrace Failure:
As a last note, you need to be aware of the possibilities of a crop failure. Do not lose your hopes. Chalk down the reasons for the failure. Make sure you will not repeat them again. Sometimes the reason can be inevitable and in that case hope for better luck next time!
Hope these guidelines will be helpful to start your dream farm!