Farmers

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Tman6493, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

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    How many people on here are farmers and if so what do you farm? I’m not posting this because I want to hunt your land. I’m genuinely concerned about the farming aspect. And a clover plot or any other food plot is not what I’m asking about. I have questions.
     
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  2. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    Cattle , corn , soybeans , Hay . Some cigar tobacco when the weather doesn't destroy it.
    What is your questions?
     
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  3. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    I have a Hunert Damcows and try to grow enough Hay to get them through the winter. Scaling back to about 80 soon.
    Some folks say I only keep Cows so I can attract Coyotes....
     
  4. Panther45

    Panther45 6 pointer

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    My wife's family has 300+ acres here in central Ohio that I help out with. Corn, soybeans, wheat, straw, hay.
     
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  5. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Damcows and hay. Little jag of corn most years
     
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  6. timer

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    Beef cattle and hay. Hemp last year....but not likely to grow it again.
     
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  7. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    A bunch of cattle that keep me busy feeding all the time and hay. Raised corn and soybeans for years but lease it out now. I Got smart and stopped the tobacco raising too. My wife raises hell all the time does that count as a crop?lol
     
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  8. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    I got a bunch of cows and do hay for them. Raise a big garden.
     
  9. rlb165

    rlb165 10 pointer

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    Me, farming:
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    We ran beef cattle and raised hay when we bought our place. It got to be too much when we had kids. It’s not farming, but we’ve logged twice and done ok.
    I’m not working overtime like I used to, and I’d kinda like to get into something to generate a little income off the place.
     
  10. zone1

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    Found out a long time ago that there are easier ways to lose money.
     
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  11. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

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    What’s the best way for someone who’s out of school to get into farming. Saying that because I don’t think there’s an adult FFA. I’m guessing get a job or work part time on a farm or with something farm related. I will be able to retire at an early age do to starting on the fire department young enough and I have no intention on staying a day longer in this field of work then I have to. So I know after I retire I will still need an income to live like I want to because my pension won’t cut it. I know that’s kind of an open ended question with millions of answers.

    I guess my main question is how many of you and how did you start your farm rather then it being passed down to you from generation to generation
     
  12. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    If you don't have ground, buy some. That's the #1 ingredient.
     
  13. carnivore

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    Do you mind posting details on this? Maybe in another thread if it would derail this one. I am aware the seeds/seedlings are stupid high.
     
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  14. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    If you want to start a small farm and expect to not have another job, It cant be done. You are competing with people who inherited land or bought it cheap. Giant corporate farms with tens of thousands of acres, automation, and big subsidies are the real killers of small farms. Im not going to say they are bad but they arent good for small farmers.
    Now if you have a pile of cash, you can buy land cheap when it comes available. Raise cattle, and cut hay until you can sell the land high then move on to the next opportunity. There’s money to be made here if you are willing to move around to the next opportunity, but you are going to need to already be wealthy.
     
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  15. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

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    I’m fine keeping it here. I’d like to know also. I’ve heard this has been hard to get into do to seed prices and some people have wasted all the money getting into it and lost farms over not being able to produce enough for profit. I’ve seen 3 farms of it now but I’m not even sure how popular it is in the state.
     
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