So Tom has been laid off again since July. He has been a land surveyor for 15 years and had worked his way up to Party Chief and then to Chief of Parties. When the economy took its nosedive, the business he was working for had a lot less work so he was laid off. He managed to find a good position with another company (the oldest in the county), but it lost a lot of its business too and laid him off in July. This business is going to shut down at the end of the year .
So now decisions need to be made. Surveying is not working out in this economy, and training for an entirely different career at our age is a little daunting. So we have been talking and looking into ways to grow our farm business to make it more profitable. So far we have been basically breaking even. We are able to pay for our animals’ feed, supplies and vet costs with our revenues but not much more.
So different ideas have come to mind (in no particular order):
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These are just some brainstorming ideas. There are Agricultural Entrepreneurship and similar courses that may be able to help us out with this. Any input/comments are welcome!
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