How to Start a Small Farm

Were you raised in a rural lifestyle? If you have passion when it comes to growing crops and talking care of livestock, then you can have your small farm of your own and make use of it as a means for you to earn big.

In this article, you will know the steps that will make you a successful farmer.

Since you are venturing into a small farm, the amount which you will need for the start-up cost will also be small. One of the main ingredients for your farm to become a successful one is to have dedication and commitment as well. The following are the things which are required of you in starting your small farm: finding the right piece of land to buy, acquiring your start-up capital, registering your farm as business and buying the farm equipments, crop seeds and livestock.

Steps in Starting Your Small Farm

The very first step which you need to take is finding the land to buy. In buying a certain land, you must have several considerations such as its size, soil type and water supply as well. All of these factors will be able to determine the success of your farm. If you would like to focus your attention in growing and producing crops, you must examine well the type of soil. Of course, the climate must also be known for you to know that the crops you will grow will not easily get affected. If you fail to do this, you will be bankrupt in an instant. So, be very careful in choosing your land to own because this is where your foundation in the business begins. If you would like to raise livestock, the water supply is very important in order to maintain the cleanliness of your farm. The price of the land must also be considered so that you can make use of your money wisely especially if you just got it from loan.

Speaking of loans, you will need the help of the National Agricultural Library because it has several lists of institutes that fund small farms, serve as guides for business plan and provide loan programs as well. When you have already acquired money, you can proceed to buying the land, acquiring livestock and crops, feeds, fertilizers and farm equipments such as trailers, combines and tractors.

When you have settled everything, the nest step is to register your business especially if you want to sell goods produced in your farm. This is a very important process since what you are producing is for human consumption. To make sure that no tax evasion will happen, you also need to get your Employer Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service.

After that, you can already hire workers in your farm. Education is also very important. This will help you on how to manage your farm well in all aspects. So, it would be much better if you attend farming seminars and forums for you to learn new farming techniques.

14 Comments

  • vincent matlala said on March 15, 2011
    I would like to start up a chicken farm but not show where to get the supplier, I have got an advantage of plot where my dad does his farming. I am south africa limpopo.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 15, 2011
    @vincent matlala, hi vincent, normally you will find the day old chicks from nurseries. You can get the nursery contacts from other farms near by your place or from government run agricultural departments.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • RD SOHAL said on August 19, 2011
    As I retire from my Govt. job after six months, considering a productive time-pass, I plan to start two small farms on my agriculture land measuring about three acres in my Native place in Himachal Pradesh-India. I have already installed two tubewells and planted some four hundred no. fruit & commercial variety saplings at the periphery of farms that have now grown up. I would prefer to go for commercial crops cultivation and also have a plan for starting a small Dairy by availing services of financial institutions. Pl. comment. Thanks.
  • Andy said on September 21, 2011
    I am looking for an ideal country to relocate to , to do some small farming, but must have a good school in the area for my daughter. Any Advice?
  • bolu said on May 11, 2012
    pls. i need loan to expand my farming enterprises, i am into quail, moringa and grass cuter farming. 08032506112
  • amitaayush said on June 3, 2012
    i want to start rice mill in small scale .how can i give best in our market .i am from bihar pakaridayal east champaran distt-motihari.
  • vijaya said on June 24, 2012
    Hi, I'm residing at sivaganga and own farmlands in acres but i dont know anything about agriculture and farming and no ready capital either, i will be happy if can get a partner who can fund me to do a small farm business with good profit and please also advice me how to find the market to sell whether internal or export. many thanks to you if i'm advised
  • JULIET NAIGAGA said on January 21, 2013
    I am working in a local government where I earn a very low salary and therefore want improve on my earning per month by rearing quails in Uganda. Can you please give details on the sales agents and places where to sell the eggs and the price
  • Sunil pandey said on February 14, 2013
    I want start small quail farming in district west champaran of Bihar. plz..,give me knowlage about nearest source of quail supplier & other information about it. My mobile number is 9955952750. Help me.
  • Mohan said on February 25, 2013
    I want to start a small Quail farm in Coimbatore. Need guidance. Pl contact me in 90472 98663
  • kennie Njeru said on October 28, 2013
    hi, u already have quails, and they are laying eggs I collect 100 eggs daily, where do I get market I need a reliable market to sell them. am selling fertiled @ 90 ksh. and for consumption 70ksh. my location is at Nairobi Embakasi.
  • Thoeurng said on May 25, 2014
    I want to make a small farm frog in Cambodia.
  • augustya.agarwal said on August 8, 2014
    i want to start a quail farm. so could you please send me the details of farming and how much it cost for a small scale farm. my location is bareilly uttar pradesh ,india
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    How to start Japanese quail farm small scale
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