In this video I’m going to show you how to start a farm from scratch in 7 steps.
In fact, this step-by-step tutorial is the exact same approach we used to start organic farming on our small farm, that allowed us to farm full time in our first year and makes us a comfortable living doing something we love.
Whether you want to start an urban farming business or larger scale market gardening, here are the steps I’m going to cover that will help you start a farm from scratch and become a farmer.
In step 1 I’m going over the crucial research phase of starting a farm. At this point you’ll start identifying your ideal customers, get to know the demands in your area, and you’ll start to identify what crops are in demand.
From there we go over to creating a design for your farm that takes into consideration the day-to-day tasks and operations. This design will be optimized to increase the efficiency, practicality and ultimately will help you build a profitable farm.
After the creation of the farm design, we go into the details of creating a crop plan that ensures a continuous supply of crops during the growing season. I’m going to share the step-by-step of how we plan our production each year on our farm, that helps us supply our customers with their organic vegetables.
Once the crop plan has been made, we go over to the initial preparation of your land. I explain the different options you have and my personal favorite that allows us to grow great organic vegetables, without the hassle of having to worry about weeding all the time.
After covering the initial preparation of your land in this step by step tutorial on how to start a farm from scratch, we’ll cover some best practices on growing, selling, and marketing your crops.
At the end, I wrap up the video with one of the most important steps you can take that will help you optimize your production, increase your farm profits, and will help you in your journey of starting a farm from scratch and will help you become a farmer.
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1:27 Step 1 – Research
5:31 Step 2 – Design Your Farm
10:53 Step 3 – Create Your Crop Plan
14:36 Step 4 – Prepare Your Land
17:58 Step 5 – Grow Your Crops
22:11 Step 6 – Market & Sell Your Crops
25:29 Step 7 – Record & Track