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12 Different Types of Farms

Nowadays, few business people decide to create a farm thinking that it is too expensive and unprofitable. However, this is wrong logic: today, farming is one of the most promising areas of entrepreneurship. To take the first step towards creating your farm, you need to choose a niche. So, we invite you to study the different types of farms in this article.

Is It Profitable to Farm?

The growing demand for goods ensures the profitability of farming. For sure, animal farming needs significant investments, especially for breeding cattle. However, with the right approach, the payback time will be no more than six years. Eggs and poultry are the products that are always on the daily menu. However, bird breeding does not require too much investment and area. While with the right approach to the maintenance of your equipment and acquisition of spare parts with tractor specs. The payback time is 2-4 years.

Growing fruits and vegetables is a seasonal business that requires special equipment and skills. However, herbs, cucumbers, strawberries, or tomatoes can be grown in greenhouses all year round. This business will be even more profitable in winter when the price for fresh vegetables increases. With such a farm, you will get back your investments in around two years.

Different Types of Farms

One shouldn’t forget that all branches of agriculture make a single mechanism. And the types of agricultural enterprises are associated with the forms of activity and general specialization. In particular, farms can be of the following types:

  1. Dairy and meat;
  2. Pig breeding;
  3. Milk and vegetable;
  4. Vegetable;
  5. Poultry;
  6. Seed-growing;
  7. Greenhouse vegetable growing;
  8. Fur farming;
  9. Winery;
  10. Fruit tree seedling;
  11. Fruit-canning;
  12. Flour-milling, etc.

About 90% of farms in the United States are family-owned. Family farms are closed organizational and legal forms controlled by the owner of the farm. Therefore, the production process on such farms depends on the effectiveness of the daily decisions of the owner and the work of family members.

Except for the above-mentioned, eco-farms are getting more and more popular. This is a profitable enterprise that provides farmers and their consumer audience with high-quality, healthy, environmentally friendly and natural food that is grown in the most humane, natural, and even “happy” conditions. In general, an eco-farm is a complex of buildings for various purposes for keeping animals, ensuring their health and reproduction. However, this type of entrepreneurship requires significant investments.

In Conclusion

Whatever type of farming a business person will choose, they will need the initial capital. If you do not have your funds, then you can attract investments or use a loan. Finding an investor is a very good option. Such a person can be involved with a competent business plan and a good presentation. If you show all the benefits of a business, then your funds may not be needed.


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