Associated Press Business Writer, Bernard Condon, writes about a coming wave of investors turned into wanabee farmers. Farm-land is getting snapped up to fuel the next bubble. Buyers beware!
Before you abandon your day job for an entrepreneurial farming career ask yourself a serious question -- Is farming really for you? I'll give you a hint: it isn't for the couch potato or the derivatives-trader that works in an air-conditioned skyscraper. It's physically demanding work.
If you're serious about agriculture you need a good business strategy. You'll have a hard time surviving against seasoned, well-financed, large-scale producers that grow and sell standard food commodities. The best opportunities are in niche farming, the subject of this web-blog. It's done on a much smaller scale for a select group of customers that want specialty food-products that aren't suited for large-scale farming.