Financial Considerations for Alternative Farming

by Water Street Solutions July 21, 2009

Darren coloradjust (Custom) There are financial rewards to alternative farming -- like organic farming, or growing specialty crops.  But getting a start in the business requires financial forethought.  For instance, if you're going to farm organically, it's a good idea to do that on land you own, rather than land you rent, because of the control you have over that land.  The transition time to organic farming means a three year period where yields would be lower than in traditional farming and you're not yet allowed to market the crop as organic.  So, CEO Darren Frye says you need to plan financially to have enough working capital to take you through those years.  He talks here with KRVN's Ken Rahjes.  Considerations for Alternative Ag - Frye AUDIO

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