Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Balanced Family0
Buying the Farm — What to Know If You Want a Lifestyle Change
Agriculture is a business that will never die. As long as people are around, we’re going to want to eat, and the world population is growing. By 2050 we’ll need 70% more food than we currently produce to feed the world. So if you’re looking for a life in the outdoors that contributes to society, check around for farms for sale.
You’d be surprised what you can do with the land. That’s right, it’s not all cattle-prodding and corn stalks. Farms have been converted into hunting ranches, wedding venues, Bed and breakfasts, bee farms, campgrounds, flower nurseries, or, if a standard cattle ranch is too boring to you, a bison ranch (there were 162,110 bison in the U.S. in 2012 and the number is growing thanks to the lean meat they produce).
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. So many raw materials are produced on farms for sale to manufacturers who refine the materials. Without farms, we wouldn’t function as a society.
There are about 2.2 million farms in the U.S. but only about 45% are full time profit ventures. Farm ownership is increasingly popular with retirees and single families who want a lifestyle based on working the land, but many family farms are also affiliated with major corporations who rely on them to provide raw goods.
There’s a lot farm land for sale thanks to the big migration to cities. Farmhouse restoration is popular, as is self-sustainability. Raise some snails or tech kids how to ride horses — or come up with your own business. With the space and determination, just about anything is possible.