Startup costs for a small farm?
February 15, 2010 5:35 PM Subscribe
Organic Farming Startup: any guide to capital costs out there?
Starting an organic farm in North Florida...
posted by gnomicPerfect to Work & Money (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically, we have already land and and a tractor. Things I'm trying to price are:
Soil amendments/composting system
Farming attachments for tractor
Other misc. required implements
Irrigation for 1-5 acres (starting small)
Anything else we'll need.
There seems to be a lot out there, esp. in book form, about what to do...but I've been having a harder time pricing things out. Obviously one solution is to simply shop for each of the above items, but financial backers would like ballpark figures for each before giving the go ahead to get started. Any comprehensive resource would be greatly appreciated, as would any advice as to how to proceed from here.