Beginner farmer

Asked March 21, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

I may have access to a couple of hundred acres to farm. Are there any programs to help me put together a plan? Help/advice/mentor? Thanks!

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1 Response

If you are interested in information for beginning farmers, I can compile some information for you. Information will include relevant agencies to contact for advice, cost share program opportunities, crop and livestock budgets, and so on.

Do you have a farming background? What type of land is available to you (flat, rolling, river/creek bottoms, forests, pastures, mountains)? Is it a family farm or will you lease it? What are you interested in growing? How much time can you devote to the farm?

If you would like to discuss this further, give ma call. You can Google the Estill County Extension Service for my contact information.