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Getting Started In Farming: Characteristics of Beginning Farmers in North Dakota

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Title: Getting Started In Farming: Characteristics of Beginning Farmers in North Dakota
Author: Cole, Gary V.; Johnson, Jerome E.
Description: The authors give information on those obstacles to starting farms in the state of North Dakota. The high capital requirements for machinery and equipment, the economics of size of profitability for a farm to be viable, the rapid appreciation of land values, the potential operating losses typical for beginners and the intense competition by non-farm investors for available farm land all frustrate new farm creation. The authors present a study designed to identify characteristics of successful beginning farmers in North Dakota. the study begins with a conceptualized model of these farmers trying to get started and to become established in the farming profession. The general characteristics, farm arrangements, the method of farm acquisition, family assistance and off farm employment are discussed. the results showed that father/son operation was the most opted for arrangement. renting and land purchase were following.
Date: 1982
Subject: Farming
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4705

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