Hi all ,
I am back once again asking for suggestions from the GURU’s.
I am now on verge to take the final leap into the field of farming, and trying clear all my doubts before jumping in.
I have thought of visiting around 50 farms in and around Bangalore ( 250 Kms radius )which are cultivated on the basis of ZBNF, as I wish to follow that Natural farming.
The primary purpose of doing this are :
- To get an assurance that one can be successful in farming by following ZBNF methods.
- To learn from others mistakes.
- To know about the new innovations each one might have made.
- To know about their marketing techniques.
- Get an assurance that me and my family will be able to transform our lifestyle.
I wish to record the visits very meticulously and thus documenting my survey. I hope this visit and documentation will be useful for many members of farmnest.
I will be taking a printed format of the survey application with me and will try documenting the following details:
- Common challenges.
- Average revenue (per acre).
- Intercropping combinations.
- Marketing strategies.
- Their USPs
- Average land price prevailing in that region.
- Suggestions for newbies.
At the end of the field visit I hope to get the utmost confidence to take the leap of faith into this field. I am a firm believer of doing one thing at a time, so the moment I decide to jump into farming and buy my land, I will quit my job and give my best shot to it. That is one of the reasons why I am planning to do this field visit before getting into farming fulltime.
Not that I am not sure that farming will help me lead a better and happier life, but just to prove to myself and my family statically that farming is a viable business I am undertaking this task.
Kindly comment if I am thinking in the right direction, and will the field visit give me the desired results.
Also please give me your suggestions to improve this field trip.
I have got the details of the farmers from Subhash Palekarji’s website and am yet to call them to take permission to visit them.