What is farming?

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Farming for me

What is farming for me, it’s a lifestyle. It isn’t all about tractors and crops all the time. You definitely have to make the choice to farm. You can’t just jump into it and say, “tomorrow I am going to be a farmer.”  Farming is about knowing the land that you use. It is understanding that mother nature is always against you, and yet you succeed.

What is farming really?

What it really boils down to is working the land and livestock to get the  most out of what you can. It isn’t an easy life. It takes a lot of work to get something back from the land.

Farming is something as simple as working the land to give to your family, and maybe make some money on the side. These types of farms tend to be a smaller number of acres, and usually family run. On the other hand, you can have large industrial farms where thousands of acres are farmed.

Livestock is also part of farming as well.  In Canada we have a variety of livestock. We have everything from cows to goats although cows are much more prominent.

Types of  farming

We have many different types of farms here in Canada. You can see orchards down in the Niagara region in Ontario, and you can also see large cash crop farms in Alberta. Statistics Canada has provided us with a great breakdown of the various types of farm types found here .

In case you don’t want to check it out here is a brief summary of the categories of farms according to Statistics Canada.

The categories are as follows:

  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Hog and pig
  • Poultry and egg
  • Sheep and goat
  • Other animal
  • Oilseed and grain
  • Vegetable and melon
  • Fruit and tree nut
  • Greenhouse and nursery
  • Other crop
In other words farming can be many things. You just have to find the right thing for you.
What is farming to you?

 

 

Comments

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  2. Paul Hudson says:

    Hello.first an introduction. I’ve been a farmer my whole life first growing up on my dads farm north of Oshawa,Ontario then buying my own farm.My brother and I currently farm both farms.We have farmed pigs,cattle sheep cash crops and some market gardening.My first love is farming but I also have a full time job as a police officer. I signed up for your farm education because one can always learn.I also subscribe to your YouTube channel and enjoy your farming simulator 2013.I prefer the North American style mods and maps.This month is the outdoor farm show and the international ploughing match FYI. Thx

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying the Youtube channel and the website

      Yeah I was unable to get out to the outdoor farm show. I would have been nice to check it out but it is a bit far away from where I am located.

  3. Anjit Gurung says:

    Hi,
    I want to be a farmer in the next five year. Specifically, i want to be a chicken and pig grower. Thus, first of all i need to learn the technology and then i need to get a farmland where i can produce chicken and pig. I also need to learn the legislative and rules that govern the production.

    It would be highly appreciable if you could suggest me some resources and helpful tips on these.

    Looking forward to hearing you,

    Thank You,

    Sincerely,

    Anjit

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