Q&A

DEAR NEW FARM:

My brother and I just purchased an old tobacco farm in Maryland. We'd like to build an organic farm on the property but have to understand if it can be profitable. Any ideas on where to start?

Sheila Marson
Virginia

 

DEAR SHEILA:

Your best resource is other organic farmers, and our website is full of their success stories. Jump onto our New Farm forums www.newfarm.org/forums and into conversations with other folks who are making it happen. Talk to your neighbors; find out where the farmers’ markets are in your area and introduce yourself to other organic farmers in your area (they are notoriously helpful and cooperative). And go to a meeting: You will not want to miss the Virginia Association for Biological Farming www.vabf.org conference February 17 and 18.

Now you are on your way! Good luck on your journey.

NF

 

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