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Old 03-09-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Any idea on getting a farming job? Do all farms now require workers on the fields to have a BS in Agriculture? If I can't have my own farm then I would like to work on one. I will be graduating HS early so will be searching forums and ads for farm hand jobs. Wan't to get out there and start tending to the crops .
I don't know if there is a chapter in your school, but you might want to look into FFA (formerly known as Future Farmers of America). 4H is another program worth looking into. Both provide instruction in farming, ranching, and raising livestock, and would provide excellent introduction to the farming lifestyle. If you don't have either of them in your school, talk to your counselor about these programs and see if one of your neighboring schools has them.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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I saw this on another site while surfing .

Seems the powers that be decided we don't need to grow our own food or even fish in their lakes, rivers or oceans.

Google the Bill 875 that makes it a crime to grow a tomato and could get you a ' million dollar ' fine if this draconian bill passes . Also includes ,hot dog stand, produce stand or owning farm animals . Congresswoman Rosa Delauro whos hubby just so happens to work for Monsanto is pushing the bill .

Tyson ,Monsanto and Smithyfield to name a few dosen't care for your competition . The only farm animals they want to harvest are us sheep .
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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There is a small farm in the city of Los Angeles. He grows food for him and his family of 6, plus makes $20,000 per year on 1/10th of an acre.

The Real food channel did a story on him: Urban Farm generates 6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre | Food and Farming

Just because someone else does not believe that it can be done, does not make it so.

Have a Great day, and Live your Dream and your Passion
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Any idea on getting a farming job? Do all farms now require workers on the fields to have a BS in Agriculture? If I can't have my own farm then I would like to work on one. I will be graduating HS early so will be searching forums and ads for farm hand jobs. Wan't to get out there and start tending to the crops .
Some areas have strong Farm Apprenticeship programs. My area has a very good Apprenticeship / Journeyman program. Over 100 farms accepted Apprentices this year in my state.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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Mother Earth News has some great articles on how to start and grow your own items on a small farm/acreage. I subscribe to the magazine and have learned a lot even though I was a farmer's daughter and owned my own larger farm.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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he, he, he, he!
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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There is a small farm in the city of Los Angeles. He grows food for him and his family of 6, plus makes $20,000 per year on 1/10th of an acre.

The Real food channel did a story on him: Urban Farm generates 6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre | Food and Farming

Just because someone else does not believe that it can be done, does not make it so.

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I don't believe it. 1/10 of an acre is 4356 sq ft or 44 x 100. Nobody can make $20,000 in profit on that small a plot unless he's raising something illegal.
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