Want to get “into” farming. Not “start a farm” I entail yeah that would be sick and one day I’m all about it but I look at it like any other business. You don’t wake up one day and go “I’m gonna open a instrument shop” if you know nothing about instruments.
I want to work outside, in all weather. I want to work hard and I want to get dirty. I really suppose farming is admirable and attractive and desperately needed in modern society.
That being said I’ve seen a lot of organic and sustainable farming courses and certification programs available. Problem is I’m a young guy “2 5” with a kid and a 9-5 m thru f job with moderate to low income. I can’t merely up and drop it to go to school without being homeless. I also can’t drop it for a part time field hand job.
So my question is how do I get involved? Should I really be saving up and trying for these schools in a few years? Any resources to suggest for an apprenticeship type program? Scholarships?
I’d be happy to merely “work” on a farm for the next 10 years plus. As log as I can support my family. I’m a hard worker and eager to learn from the ground up.
Update 8/ 28 😛 TAGEND
Thanks for all the advice! I have a phone interview with a goat dairy farm tomorrow to be assistant herd manager! Wish me luck!