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Starting a farm ?
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Gerald    Posted 02-25-2001 at 12:49:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to start using my land to produce and sale hay in Texas. Does anyone know who I need to talk to to start my small bussiness?

Danielle    Posted 04-30-2002 at 05:30:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband is looking to utilize our 22 acres for starting a farm. We are located in Southern New Jersey, but he is certainly willing to relocate. He is looking to live a more rewarding life that our suburbia-crazed style life that we have now. Any suggestions, please let us know.

Gary    Posted 02-26-2001 at 08:08:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Same as starting any business. Find a market. Find a product. Figure out if you can make a living selling your product to your market.

I dont know your local market, but what are the needs in your area? Will small bales be acceptable or will large round bales be require. big differance in equipment cost on this one.

What about grass mixes? What is your market looking for and can you grow that on your land without excessive cost in irrigation, seeds, fertilizers. Your county agent should be able to help you on this one.

Old Sarge    Posted 02-25-2001 at 13:34:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds ta me like you need my personal memorandum that hangs over my desk. It's entitled

Things ta do today

1. Get Organized.

2. Talk ta wife.

3. Get Reorganized.

4. Talk ta wife.

5. Abandon whole idea.

6. Talk ta self.

Fred Russell    Posted 02-26-2001 at 05:42:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Roland. Don't discourage the guy, he may not be married. How the heck are ya anyway.

F14...HEY, Sarge!    Posted 02-25-2001 at 14:51:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been a while since I've seen ya post. How ya doin?

F14    Posted 02-25-2001 at 13:29:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your local county extension agent can advise you on fertilizing and otherwise amending your soil for decent hay, as well as type/mixes of hay that will grow in your area and what the market is like.

I'd consult with a tax accountant to see what records to keep, what's deductible, how to shelter the income and take advantage of any state or federal programs.

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