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Youth Farm Ideas?
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Truck    Posted 02-28-2002 at 12:03:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I posted this over on tractor talk and got some good replies, but I thought maybe some of you Kountry folk could help too!

I am getting involved in a ministry that is starting up. THe vision is to be a home of refuge for young people in trouble, whether it is by addictions, family problems, abandonment, or orphans. They have a farm, 100 acres or so, in the NY Heldeberg plateau, pretty nice rolling acreage which was a great dairy farm for a long time. At present there are beefers, chickens, and some vegetable growing, with Maple Syrup production in the winter. There have been horses there but they seemed to not get along with the cows/bull for some reason. WE have several 20-70HP tractors, haying equipment, and a manure spreader. There is a plastic hoop greenhouse available (21 by 48) and two large barns which may end up as classrooms/shops.
What we are looking for is ideas for crops/moneymaking/etc. At current time plans are to keep with the veggie/organic concept, possibly utilizing the greenhouse fo


timber    Posted 04-27-2007 at 03:02:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
howdy folks, im from a lil country down south called newzealand and all i can say is that if yo wanna make some cash grow safron. its the best thing if ya wanna make some cash. over here in lil old newzealand its goin for roundbout 18,000 a kilo so yey and at 1 dollar a bulb thats pretty darn good. each bulb produces bout 3 ta 5 flowers a season but the bulbs last bout 4 seasons. it take 13000 flowers to make a kilo so its hard work but its worth it.


Rick Nelson    Posted 12-31-2002 at 11:32:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]

for solar greenhouse concepts have a look at that section of www.solaroofgarden.com


timber    Posted 04-27-2007 at 03:05:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry its 125,000 flowers to make a kilo



willyz    Posted 03-07-2002 at 08:40:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ever thought of a pasture based dairy. Sound like a good setup.


willyz    Posted 03-07-2002 at 08:59:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another site.


Sned    Posted 02-28-2002 at 21:50:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you wouldn't have to invest heavily making hay to sell.


Ludwig    Posted 02-28-2002 at 14:38:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmm, the only way I know to make money
farming is to raise dope, and I'd guess thats
probably out of th question.

We've started getting organic apples at our
supermarket that are only $.20 more
expensive per pound. They're generally tastier
than the other apples although there are a few
more bruises and such.
If I was in it to try and not loose as much
money I'd go organic. Don't matter what you
grow.


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