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Organic Farmers

Advancement Prospects

The path of advancement in the organic farming business depends on the farmer. For some, advancement can come in the form of expanding into different products (such as offering baked goods in addition to produce), or increasing the size of the farm and the crops, and adding more staff. Advancement can also include participating in more farmers' markets, or starting up a community-supported aspect of the farm. For some farmers, government service as a representative of one of the state or federal agencies is a possibility. For other organic farmers, advancement may take a more meditative, educational path, one that might lead to writing books and articles, or teaching, lecturing, and mentoring young farmers and students. Some even start restaurants on or near the farm. Keep in mind that many of the above activities can still be combined with being a part-time organic farmer.

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