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If you have a large piece of property, don't mind working outside all day, and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty farming could be the job for you.

Working as a farmer, you do not have regular set hours that you work. Farming is a nonstop 24 hours a day seven days a week job. Farmers rise very early in the morning and don't stop working until very late at night. Then if one of the animals gets sick or one of your crops gets ruined the day could be even longer. Working as a farmer, your work day can b sixteen hours long. It doesn't stop on weekends or holidays either. Farming isn't just a job but it is a way of life that you shouldn't do unless you enjoy it.

Employment for farmers is always available because they are self-employed meaning that they work for themselves. All that you need to work as a farmer is a wide stretch of land and gardening supplies. There are also employment opportunities for farmers sometimes at bigger farms that need more help. Working as a farmer successfully means to find out will have a large demand this season and to find out what crops you can successfully grow in your specific type of climate.

Working as a farmer is a physical job that requires tolerance of not having sleep for long periods of time, and fitness. Training to become a farmer is not always available because this is more of a self taught job that requires hard work. You can find some training to work as a farmer in farming books at your local library. Working as a farmer can be a very time consuming job and very tough on your body, but if you like the outdoors and have a green thumb it is worth considering. If you want to also have animals on your farm understand that this will add more chores to your work list. For instance a cow has to be milked at least twice a day. Working as a farmer also requires a lot of trial and error to figure out which crops you can successfully grow. Income when working as a farmer can be low at times but if you push your products you can definitely make a profit. Another idea to consider is opening your own farm stand.

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