5 Reasons to Start Farming in 2017 – Grass Fed Life – Episode 39

With New Year’s coming up this is likely a subject on a lot of peoples mind – to start or transition to farming in 2017.

If you are seriously think about this, are you going to take that leap in 2017 or not?

If you are, then use this time over the winter to learn what you need to learn so you can put a plan in place, and get started.

If you want to do this you aren’t getting any younger and you probably already know enough to start now.

As listener Zach said…

“One big lesson I learned early on. Education is important, but actually doing the work and experimenting with new products, markets, and techniques is what helps you learn and improve over time. You need education to help you generate ideas and learn new concepts, but you need actual real world experience to be successful. There’s no way to learn your way to success. You can only work your way to success. “

For those of you currently farming, best of luck in 2017 on the continuum of your farming journey.

And if you are thinking about farming in 2017, but are on the fence, here are five reasons why you might want to start.

The 5 Reasons:

  1. Opportunity – In many locations there is more demand for this type of product than there is supply.
  2. Financial resilience – Farm income adds some diversity to your family income sources – 2 is 1, 1 is none.
  3. You’re not getting any younger – if you are seriously thinking about doing this, then should you start now?
  4. Health benefits:
    1. Physical
    2. Emotional
    3. Nutritional
  5. Relationships – the people you’ll meet that will change your life.

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Interested in transitioning into full or part-time farming?

If so, then check out Darby’s Farm Business Essentials 3 Day Intensive Workshop

Do you want to transition into livestock farming on a part-time or full-time basis? 

Or are you currently farming, but it’s stressful and challenging to manage the farm and life?

Or are you currently farming, but you are struggling to make the enterprise profitable or generate enough on farm income to farm full time?

The Farm Business Essentials Intensive was created to help addresses those concerns and challenges.

In this three day workshop we will take an in-depth look at where you are currently at, where you want to go, what do you need to put in place to get there, and what are some of the next action steps to turn the ideas into reality.

The workshop will take place on March 2-4, 2017 outside Indianapolis, Indiana.


Connect with Darby Simpson


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Whether you are simply someone looking to raise some or all of your own meat on a homestead, or are looking to follow your dreams of full time farming Darby can help you be a success and reach your goals. Your one on one consultation is tailored to fit you – not anyone else. It’s all about your farm enterprise or homestead, and will answer your questions on a myriad of farming related subjects. LEARN MORE.


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