BEING No.1 in your particular field of farming can reward you handsomely.. And there are several ways that you can be No.1. Here are six ways.
FIRST: Be No.1 in acquiring an outstanding variety in your place. Example: Mama Sita banana is outstanding in a number of ways. It is now available in several provinces in Luzon. But if you are from Catanduanes and you are the first to bring planting materials in your province, you will be No.1 in Catanduanes when it comes Mama Sita banana.
What are the advantages? Since you are the only one who has the variety, you have the whole province as your market. You can make money from selling the fruits as well as the suckers. Because the variety is good and it is new in the province, planters who may buy only one sucker or two, will be willing to pay as much as P100 per sucker.
Again, if you will be the No.1 to introduce the Indian black pepper in Catanduanes, you will have the province as your market for your pepper corn as well as the planting materials.
SECOND: Be No.1 to bring your harvest to market.We remember an engineer in Bulacan who prepared his farm two weeks ahead of his neighbors by using a tractor to plow the field. That way he plants his ampalaya two weeks earlier than his competitors. Thus, he can sell his harvest ahead at a higher price.
THIRD: Be No.1 in terms of quality. If your products are of the highest quality, you can dictate the price. Which could be much higher than the rest of the competition. Buyers will always want to buy your product as long as the price is very reasonable.
FOURTH: Be No.1 in terms of fairness to your customers. – Being helpful and nice to your customers will pay handsomely. The buyers of your produce will keep going back to you.
FIFTH: Be No.1 in farming know-how. People will patronize your products and services if they know you are the expert, the No.1, in your line of farming. People will come to you for advice. You can also be a paid consultant. Or you can conduct seminars for a fee.
SIXTH: Be No.1 in consistently producing the highest yield. What are the advantages? Several, but here is just one. Suppliers of inputs will look for you and ask you to become their endorser of their fertilizer, pesticides, etc. You will not only receive the inputs for free but you may also be paid for your endorsement of their products in their advertisements. You will be exposed through their ads and you can become a farming celebrity. That will attract lots of customers for you.
Now you see you can be No.1 in a number of ways. The above are just a few examples. Surely, there are many others. And keep mind, it always pays to be No.1. Abundantly.