View Poll Results: How much do you make a year?

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  • less than $25,000

    23 36.51%
  • 25,000 - $40,000

    5 7.94%
  • $40,000-$55,000

    8 12.70%
  • $55,000 - $65,000

    3 4.76%
  • $65,000 - $75,000

    5 7.94%
  • $75,000 - $85,000

    4 6.35%
  • $85,000 - $95,000

    5 7.94%
  • $95,000 - $105,000

    3 4.76%
  • $105,000 - $125,000

    1 1.59%
  • more than $125,000

    6 9.52%
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I enjoy that very much.
    When I had my garden and fruit plants, I would spend hours outside maintaining them.
    In all extremes of weather? Also in seasons of planting or harvesting, the hours can be brutal. Please calculate the cost of land, the cost of equipment, the cost of fuel, the cost of seed and fertilizer, the cost of additional labor or hiring machinery as the case may be, and tell me if you can make a profit.

    Remember if your farming operation involves animals, they require care 7 days a week, you don't get week-ends off if you're a farmer. Or holidays. Harvesting, and sometimes planting, also involve 7 days a week.
    Last edited by OKgrannie; 08-15-10 at 11:19 AM.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by OKgrannie View Post
    In all extremes of weather? Also in seasons of planting or harvesting, the hours can be brutal. Please calculate the cost of land, the cost of equipment, the cost of fuel, the cost of seed and fertilizer, the cost of additional labor or hiring machinery as the case may be, and tell me if you can make a profit.
    I'm not remotely interested in cultivating large plots of soy, corn, etc.

    I like the specialty farm aspect.
    I'm not solely in it to turn a profit but more for personal enjoyment.

    I've gotten out in the middle of the summer to shovel horse manure for my plants.
    Took me most of the day to do it.
    I felt satisfied afterward.

    Edit: The thing is that, I want a side income to sustain my life (investment income) and I want something to do with my time.
    Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 08-15-10 at 11:22 AM.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not remotely interested in cultivating large plots of soy, corn, etc.

    I like the specialty farm aspect.
    I'm not solely in it to turn a profit but more for personal enjoyment.

    I've gotten out in the middle of the summer to shovel horse manure for my plants.
    Took me most of the day to do it.
    I felt satisfied afterward.

    Edit: The thing is that, I want a side income to sustain my life (investment income) and I want something to do with my time.
    As I said, calculate the costs. I'm sure there must be some kind of small hobby type farming that pays a little, but I haven't seen it. Plus you need to carefully assess your skills. You need knowledge of botany for your plants, chemistry for all the pesticides (some chemical use requires a workshop, test, and licensing), mechanics, otherwise repair bills will take all your maybe profits. You need accounting skills, otherwise the money will disappear and you won't know where it went. If the farming operation involves animals, you will need knowledge of those particular animals and basic veterinary skills such as giving shots, assistance with difficult births, etc., otherwise the veterinary bills will kill you. Plus you need a temperament which tolerates the ups and downs of farming life, you are dependent upon the weather, you're dependent upon market prices, insect invasion can eat your profit, and sometimes, no matter what you do, you're going to lose money that year.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by OKgrannie View Post
    As I said, calculate the costs. I'm sure there must be some kind of small hobby type farming that pays a little, but I haven't seen it. Plus you need to carefully assess your skills. You need knowledge of botany for your plants, chemistry for all the pesticides (some chemical use requires a workshop, test, and licensing), mechanics, otherwise repair bills will take all your maybe profits. You need accounting skills, otherwise the money will disappear and you won't know where it went. If the farming operation involves animals, you will need knowledge of those particular animals and basic veterinary skills such as giving shots, assistance with difficult births, etc., otherwise the veterinary bills will kill you. Plus you need a temperament which tolerates the ups and downs of farming life, you are dependent upon the weather, you're dependent upon market prices, insect invasion can eat your profit, and sometimes, no matter what you do, you're going to lose money that year.
    Completely understand that.

    My main want is not to do it for profit though.
    I enjoy it for the sake of doing it.

    When I did it before all I had were hand tools.
    Would come in with blisters, sore wrists, etc.
    I still enjoyed it though.

    Probably not gonna have animals, maybe some chickens for cheap fertilizer but that's a big maybe and totally based on if I ever really do it.
    I've been practicing/studying this for some time now.

    I don't want my income to be dependent on the farming itself, merely a bonus if it turns a profit.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Completely understand that.

    My main want is not to do it for profit though.
    I enjoy it for the sake of doing it.

    When I did it before all I had were hand tools.
    Would come in with blisters, sore wrists, etc.
    I still enjoyed it though.

    Probably not gonna have animals, maybe some chickens for cheap fertilizer but that's a big maybe and totally based on if I ever really do it.
    I've been practicing/studying this for some time now.

    I don't want my income to be dependent on the farming itself, merely a bonus if it turns a profit.
    Go for it then. I can see that requiring hard physical work, big financial investment, long hours, and extensive knowledge, while giving little financial return, isn't going to deter you.

    I forgot to mention that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations:

    The occupation of Farmer or Rancher became more deadily and dangerous in 2008, raising it to Number Three with 40 deaths/100,000 workers.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by OKgrannie View Post
    Go for it then. I can see that requiring hard physical work, big financial investment, long hours, and extensive knowledge, while giving little financial return, isn't going to deter you.
    I do hard physical work now.
    It sucks but that's mainly because I'm stuck inside the whole time.

    I like working with plants, particularly cultivation because you see the results of your hard work and it's something to take pride in.

    Quote Originally Posted by OKgrannie View Post
    I forgot to mention that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations:

    The occupation of Farmer or Rancher became more deadily and dangerous in 2008, raising it to Number Three with 40 deaths/100,000 workers.
    Understand all that, if it doesn't work out, I'd like to trying a small time fishing gig.
    Never done it before but I like to be outside working with live things.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    College degree in Graphic Design and work as one for a scientific institute. Make about $65,000 before taxes. I am also a landlord and make another $15K more.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    I have a Ph.D, but I donate my professional time and expertise. I disburse the foundation grant funding I receive to my graduate student assistants.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Transportation industry
    as a owner operator in the 80's and 90's 200,000 to the truck, after that between $120,000 to $85,000 before taxes, take home about on average $75,000. To earn this income required being on the road for multiple days or weeks and driving 110,000 miles per year. This income could vary widely depending on loads, pay rates fluctuation and brokers.

    Today as a company driver between 65,000 to 75,000 a year with a average work day being 13 hours.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    I am a full time moocher. I have a right to what the government gives me based off a percentage of what the greedy rich earn. I also have five kids and sell drugs on the side. How else can you explain why my phone, TV, shoes, crab legs, and SUV are nicer then anything you can responsibly afford. After all, I did all this with only having a government education that was given to me by a teachers union.
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