Verified FBN Member (IA)

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Are there any small acres farmers here on FBN? If so what do you do to make your farm profitable?

I own a 64 acre farm that I've inherited from my father. I love farming. I do work off the farm and in 2007 I built a 2400 head hog wean to finish barn on the property that I operate. What are some creative ways that you've made your farms profitable? What other ventures do you use?

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

Farm 200 acres. Work in housing construction as a sub contractor. So I am my own boss and can take a day off to plant/combine but with the ...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

off farm income to cover the basics. only way to make it under 2000 acres today. growing larger than 200 acres and trying to pick up part t...

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Verified FBN Member (TN)

I own 63 acres cattle farm but rent 200acres for hay and corn and work full time fab shop I would love to farm full time but with our land s...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

I started raising cattle


Verified FBN Member (IL)

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Check out the Off Farm Income Podcast. Lots of ideas for side businesses that still give you the flexibility to farm.


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Verified FBN Member (ND)

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I don't do it but when ever we go to Rochester MN. We visit the apple tree orchards. There always seem busy. Also some people have youtu...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

Work a full time job off the farm with benefits It's the only way

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Yep thats where I'm at right now along with the farming...


Verified FBN Member (IL)

My grandparents and I farm/manage ~600 acres (small for our area) of row crops, hay, pasture, timber, and CRP land. We’ve made our farm effi...

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