How to Get Started in Agriculture


Growing Character​, Health, and Income​, From the Ground Up!

1. Have an agriculture plan, follow it, and be consistent.  Know what you want to do.  Have a specific goal start with one item and allow yourself 3 years to completely test and work your farm project. (Short and long term goals.)


2.  Set up a timeline (start date, production date, marketing date, who you are serving-family and/or community.)

3.   Set up a team of individuals with similar goals.  It is nearly impossible to succeed by yourself.

4.  Find partners to help you from start to end.

      Partner examples include:  NRCS, FSA, Rural Development, College Extension Agents, NWIAA, and much more.



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