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Ben04
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Starting from scratch

Is it possible to start farming from scratch anymore? I don't have deep pockets and am not anticipating any inheritances that would aid in getting a foot in the door of farming. I'm 26, I started out working on dairy farms in high school and continued that after high school. Several years back U got a loan with Farm Credit and purchased 30 Holsteins. The farm I worked for payed a monthly rent for those cows and I received an hourly wage for my labor. The farm I worked for started going under and I had to start making the loan payments out of my pocket. When that farm sold out, I had to sell my 30 cows and 6 heifers that I had obtained. When that happened in 2008, I decided to go learn a trade. I am now working as a diesel mechanic in a Cat dealership and enjoy every minute of it. I would like to get back into farming though, not necessarily dairy. I'm sure several people have posted messages like this. I would just like some insight on other's ideas.
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