Some articles and videos promise that you can start a farm for very little cost, but it all depends on context—what you want, what you already have and what you need. Here are 10 basic aspects to consider and price.
For hens, greatest egg production happens early and quickly. Farmers looking at the bottom line must eventually decide whether to keep nonproducing chickens that eat market profits.
These guidelines on water catchment, irrigation, pumping, greenhouses and solar-powered fences can benefit gardening projects anywhere.
If you live in a hot climate, summer lettuce might seem impossible to grow. But a combination of efforts in germination, irrigation and harvesting can make it worth your while.
Some urban and suburban people who move to the country file complaints against existing farming operations. If one comes your way, your state’s law might protect you.
You might want to raise chickens for eggs, meat or the aesthetics of the birds themselves. This overview covers traits of several common chicken breeds.
Websites such as craigslist can often lead you to the used farm equipment that you need or want, but it can take diligence, patience and careful searching.