(NOTE: Starting with this posting, we will bring to you practical tips on Starting Your Own Dream Farm. We will do it not every day but every so often. We will put a number in each advice. This should be helpful to beginners as well as long-time farming practitioners.)
Number 1: Don’t Wait For Your Retirement Before You Start Farming.
It’s wise to start developing your own farm while still young. How young? The younger the better. We remember a fellow who started planting lanzones in his family’s coconut farm in San Pablo City many years ago while we were working in Los Banos. He was only 17 then but was farsighted enough to start planting his favorite fruit trees.
There are advantages in starting farming while you are still young. You will know early in life the realities in farming. There are risks in farming but these risks should keep you on your toes. Mistakes are usually inevitable but if you are still young, there’s enough time to make amends. Mistakes can make you more creative in your farming strategies.
We will give these farming tips in small doses. They are easier to remember that way.