Dear Farmnest Team;
Finally after about 2 months of research on the internet, talking over the phone to a few experts. I have decided to follow my desire/dream and take farming as a full time occupation. Since this is where my heart has been for a long time, I see my full dedication towards agriculture in future too.
Land availability (money to buy)
Fear of losses (seeing many farmers take extreme step … )
Lack of motivation/self motivation have kept me away from farming for a long time now.
But the latest techniques, few success stories in this forum and the amount of help the established members give to the newbies like me has helped me take a decision to get into it almost 12 years in the corporate world and learning the do’s and don’ts of successful business strategies; I completely agree that there is no difference in agriculture and business. Treat/Plan it as a business start-up and reap the benefits.
I have taken up this approach and designed a 5yr plan to establish my venture. Of course this is the first 5yrs and the venture would carry on for many such 5 year plans to follow.
I want to put down the plan I have here in this valuable forum, so that I can get some feedback from the experts and also ensure the knowledge is shared in open and free to those people who have thought about farming but are not sure if they have to go ahead or not. Once the basic foundation is done on papers/planning stage, I will hire a professional consultant to help me in preparing the project report and give guidance on setting up things – of course paid help
For the ease of reading; I will put the project plan in next few post breaking it down into stages.
Plan A: Dairy Farming
Plan B: Stevia Cultivation (Exploring Hydroponic method)
Plan C: Growing Vegetables using PH, hydroponically
Plan D: Flowering shrubs (variety not decided yet)
Plan E: Poultry merged with fishery – after the above 3 stabilizes, maybe in 3rd year
Plan F: Poultry with ornamental fish breeding – after A, B and C is well set, maybe in 3rd year