Posted by Katharine Bradley on Mar 20, 2017 at the Dallas Business and Resource Information Network
Traditionally agriculture is a rural endeavor with the average farm size in Texas of 532 acres. While current agriculture trends show farm sizes growing and the number of farms shrinking, the number of ‘small’ farms is growing with urban and suburban farming programs and opportunities expanding.
Have you thought about farming?
The US Department of Agriculture offers some important considerations prior to getting started as well as an online urban agriculture toolkit. To start any farm whether, rural or urban, there are some basic business guidelines to follow for effective farm business planning.
But, knowing local regulations, zoning and perspective is a key part of researching feasibility, and the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions has guides available online to help with getting started in the Dallas urban farming scene.
Continue reading here: http://www.thedallasbrain.org/blog/blog/2017/03/20/urban-farming-new-take-on-an-old-business