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Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm

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Feb 7, 2015
It's easier than ever to sell as a farmer direct to the end-user which should give you healty margins.
Slow lane, sure. What is the Fastlane strategy for selling direct to the end user? Serious question. I have relatives with niche farming businesses.

99% of this subject is just fantasizing about a 'back to the land' lifestyle which is not grounded in reality. Anyone who is seriously considering this sort of thing should find a situation in which he can work for a month or two as an unpaid intern or volunteer doing farm work. That will get it out of your system.

If you want to slow down and live the lifestyle I have a better idea. Build a small fastlane business that you can run from anywhere. Move to a rural 'small farm' type area. Buy a house on 10 acres or so. Dabble in growing crops, build a small greenhouse, raise some laying hens for the eggs. Honestly, that is more interesting to me than buying a Lamborghini and buying bottles at the club.

But don't lose sight of the fact that this is a lifestyle thing, not a fastlane thing. It is very easy to throw out 'I'm an idea man!' type solutions for a field that you know nothing about. The problem is that they are all wrong.

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Michael Burgess

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Speedway Pass
Sep 30, 2014
Ontario, Canada
At least for me personally, I'm not trying to "fastlane" a farming business - I'm opening a business that I expect can be self-sufficient financially (pay for the mortgage, truck, equipment, inputs, labour, etc), give me a moderate salary, and just bring me personal satisfaction. Isn't enjoying our life the end goal of "going fastlane" in the first place?

I'll become financially independent through cashflow-positive multifamily real estate, and will build wealth that way. Farming is just a way to contribute while doing something I love :)
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Dec 3, 2018
What's government regulation like for farming? I know in the UK the food industry has all sorts of red tape at the consumer end, is there much red tape at the production end of farming?

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