4 Top Tips for a New Farmer

A TractorAre farming dreams seducing you from your office job? With the current push to go green, this is the perfect moment to make the move. You know you were born to be a farmer. As you make the transition, here are some quick tips that’ll help you get started on the right footing.

Assemble adequate equipment

As you start, you’ll need the suitable agriculture equipment to farm successfully. The size of your farm, of course, will determine the type, number, and size of the tools you need. But some of the typical ones to include in your list include a plow, a no till drill, a seeder, a harvester, some hand carts, and a pick-up.

Set clear goals

Every new farmer needs to set goals and objectives to guide them along the way. You need to decide from the outset whether you want to grow crops or want to do mixed farming. Then make up your mind on what crop or animals you’ll specialise in. Determine how soon you want to start and where you want to be in the next six, twelve, or eighteen months.

Create a budget

When planning your budget, it’s important to overestimate your expenses and underestimate your income. You don’t want to run out of money before meeting the costs you need to incur to farm successfully during a particular season. If you borrow money to finance your venture and happen to have a good year, use the surplus to repay the loan, so you improve your equity.

Learn from the best

You’ll need as much guidance as you can as you start your farming venture. Seek an accomplished and respected farmer around you and ask them for advice on how to go about things. Use their knowledge and experience to guide you.

Now that you’ve made up your mind about making a living from the earth, it’s wise to arm yourself with appropriate knowledge to start well. By being smart and diligent, you can achieve early success and watch your dreams come true.