How does one simply become a farmer?

How does someone just decide to be a farmer are there classes or do you have to grow up on a farm? how do you acquire the land etc?

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Usually it's a family thing.

Depends on what type of farmer you are (plant, livestock, other), but basically farmers simply grow stuff... so have all the resources to grow stuff and suddenly you're a farmer. (Maybe not legally, as legally different areas you sometimes have to prove it in different ways for tax breaks and other type things).

@Zolfie Depends on what type of farmer you are (plant, livestock, other), but basically farmers simply grow stuff... so...

I also want to add...

Have all the resources and grow stuff is how one can become a farmer, BUT to become a GOOD farmer is a different story, that takes knowledge, effect, hard work and some love.

Over here you can do a college degree in Agriculture at a specialised Ag college, but most just have parents who own a farm.

Grow something and sell it.

If you aren't born into it, it's almost impossible these days, unless you have a lot of capital. The land is generally more expensive than the profit you will make from it as a "startup". (It CAN be done, it's just really tough)

He plants a seed and calls it a farm.

It ain't simple. I've been trying for twenty years. Got pretty good at being a gardener though.

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