How would one go about starting a farm?

In a few years I want to purchase a good sized portion of land to be able to sustain 50 - 100 people. How does one go about finding out how to grow all kinds of crops, the laws of keeping(and killing) livestock, and the best area in the US for owning this type of land? I want to start learning what I can now, maybe even work at a family owned farm so that I am ready when I start my own. Any and all help is appreciated.

Asked By: Donnie - 5/24/2009
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The honest answer is you really cannot purchase land in any ONE place that will provide all the food needs of a small band... More
Answered By: Bohemian_Garnet_Permaculturalist - 5/24/2009
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first you need to decide what you can handle on your own,are you going to have help doing this? your only going to be able to grow the things... More
Answered By: bob and dolly k - 5/24/2009
If you are serious about farming, you should know that your efforts will sustain many more than 50-100 people, if you do it right. So, you should ask yourself how much money you will be able to spend in those few years for that good sized portion of land. The best farmland in America is located in the Midwest, and... More
Answered By: ironlace - 5/24/2009
In order to sustain 50 to 100 people you will need over 500 acres if you include both meat and grain along with vegetables. this also would mean you would never get a vacation or much sleep unless you hire several people... More
Answered By: Ohiorganic - 5/25/2009
Do you have an uncle on your dad's side, might be your best bet. LOL
Answered By: PRIME QUARTER - 5/25/2009
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