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Starting a farm
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D.A. Christensen    Posted 10-11-2003 at 09:10:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to start or buy a farm but I don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars. Are there grants, loans or subsidies to get you started? Any help you might have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you D.A.

Chit Rogers    Posted 11-14-2003 at 15:11:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]

You should look into small business grants. You will have to start small. Taking loans for thousands of dollars will result in failure of your farm. This is because so many farms are already so big that will put you in a difficult place to say, "hey, I'm going to start out huge". Nearly impossible.

What I suggest too is find another small farmer, perhaps a friend in the business, and talk to him about sharing equiptment. Your neighbor down the road might have a tractor that just sits around half the time. You never know until you ask.

Depending on what type of farm your creating, it's always wise to build up a herd of animals before you make huge investments on buildings, tractors, ect. Those things depreciate with time, cows generally do not.

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