Becoming A Farmer

Animals, birds and humans need food to survive. While Animals and birds do not need to farm and plant food trees due to the increasing human population, we need to farm.

In ancient times people farmed because they could not go in search of food. Later as the barter system was introduced people farmed to exchange for other essential items. Gradually farming become a full time job.

If you are thinking of becoming a farmer you need to love it and have a love for animals and plants. Being a farmer is not an eight to five job. You must love working in the outdoors. You must be able to brave all kinds of weather. If you think you have all what it takes to be a farmer next decide on the kind of farm you would like to have. Farming can be categorized into two, crops and livestock.

Crops are seed or grain production, vineyards, vegetable farms, orchards and fruit farms and livestock are hens, cows, pigs, horses and the others. Next get to know how real famers live. Pay them a visit, talk to them and observe them. Spend some time even helping them out.

Next research as much as you can. About the life of a farmer, the ups and downs and about the kinds of equipment used for farming. For instance, you should know what an agricultural spraying equipment is. 

Next attend classes regarding the sector you’re interested in. Educate yourself and arm yourself with all the knowledge and the practical and theoretical life as a farmer. If you are living in an urban town take into consideration that you will have to move into a village kind of environment. Farming requires a lot of land area.

Apprentice under a farmer or start working as a labour hand in a fam. This way you will get a first-hand experience on how to manage a farm. Farming is a learning experience. Each day you will learn a new thing even if you think you know it all, so be willing to learn and express that willingness.

A willingness to do everything is important. You may have to roll in the mud or collect animal waste. You cannot wrinkle our nose and walk the other way.

Now if you think that you are ready go ahead and open your farm. You should consider the amount involved for such a project. You can get land, equipment and sprayers for sale.

It must seem difficult at first but the life of a farmer is basic and pleasant. A chance to breathe in fresh air and experience the simple things in life is a great joy.