You Can Grow Your Career In The Thriving Field Of Agriculture
There are lots of entrepreneurship options within the massive field of agriculture. As an industry that affects the entire world’s population, there’s no limit to what you can grow and produce along this exciting career path. After all, everyone needs to eat. In addition to the much-needed crops that become the food and supplies that civilizations are built upon, you can also build new and innovative career and entrepreneurship pathways, too.
And, today’s young entrepreneurs are developing their own ways to revolutionize the industry, not to mention the food chain. From remedying supply chain issues to reducing food waste, and from increasing yields to raising awareness, entrepreneurship opportunities in agriculture have something for everyone. So, let’s take a look at some of the opportunities grown from recent creative concepts…
Micro-greens growers for local stores and restaurants as entrepreneurs
During tough times, when long-distance supply chains are weakened, local farm growers and producers can do incredibly well as entrepreneurs. They also provide the back-ups that grocery stores and restaurants desperately need. And, for those who love to work with their hands, have a passion for sustainable food sources, and are lured by the gourmet world then becoming a micro-greens producer will check off a lot of boxes on your career list.
Farming is going through something of a Renaissance. Forget large-scale, machined mono-cropping, like only growing acres of corn or soy. These days, suburban micro-farms and small regeneration farms are taking the agriculture field by storm. Just ask entrepreneur Steven Cornett of “Nature’s Always Right.” Based out of California, his farm is only a quarter-acre, but it produces enough micro-greens to sell to gourmet restaurants for a very healthy profit. Want more variety in your own growing endeavors? You can try suburban micro-farming. If you have even a tenth of an acre to grow on, you can produce enough edibles to feed a family of four, on average (according to “Tenth Acre Farm”)… and you can teach sustainable permaculture to your local community, too… and charge a fee for the classes, to make even more income on the side.
Virtual co-op founders and CSA managers as entrepreneurs
Want to help people find nutritious food for a reasonable price, in their local area? Do you have a desire to help small businesses and family farms succeed? And, are you good at organizing schedules and inventories? If so, then taking on the digital tasks of creating and/or managing a food co-op or CSA (community supported agriculture) may be your path in agriculture, as an entrepreneur.
Food co-ops involve the cooperative efforts of a group of people, all with the aim of producing food for all members. They are generally founded as nonprofit organizations, but they may also sell to the public, with all profits going to the members. So, if you have a heart for nonprofit, as well as a passion to start your own business, a food co-op can be a good fit. CSAs, on the other hand, involve consumers purchasing shares of harvests from farmers. CSA managers make sure the crop share amounts and delivery schedules for the consumers and the farmers match up. CSA managers may also be responsible for goods received and the payable receipts, too. If you like office work, but want to help people get the food they need from local suppliers, then becoming a CSA manager will allow you to feel fulfilled by helping everyone in the process.
Overseeing farm camping, glamping, and educational events as an entrepreneur
Whether you decide to run your own farm or not, you can always take the entrepreneurial path in agriculture to become an events manager. Camping and glamping on family farms is a growing revenue stream. Many people utilize websites such as HipCamp.com and AirBNB.com to arrange camping stays and glamping (glamour camping) stays on picturesque farmlands. While many farmers are busy with the day-to-day tasks of managing their own farm, they also desire to benefit from the revenue streams available from camping and glamping. Having a professional manage the schedules and online profiles for them is a definite income option for someone who loves the outdoors and managerial tasks.
Educational events are another growing entrepreneurial opportunity for both farmers and administrative professionals in agriculture. Many people today do not have the same level of direct access to and knowledge about the food chain as previous generations. Learning where food comes from, and how it is grown and produced, is making its way into curriculums at all educational levels. If think you might like to help give tours and educational lectures, while enjoying the great outdoors, then the educational events management entrepreneurship option may be a terrific choice.
These are just few of the many possibilities available for entrepreneurs who are considering agriculture as their career path. And, as more people innovate in this critical global field, new pathways and options will continue to emerge. Will you be ready when opportunity sprouts up?
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