Congressional Edition Volume 5772

Congressional Edition Volume 5772

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...the present time than was the case a generation ago. In fact, many experienced farmers to-day are not making a good living for the simple reason that they do not possess the knowledge of the principles involved in their business, and unfortunately only too often the farmer is not aware of his lack of knowledge. The city man has the advantage that he realizes his ignorance and is willing to learn. On the other hand, agricultural science has developed wonderfully in the last quarter of a century, and the literature of the subject is correspondingly more abundant and more reliable. Hence, the beginner may receive more help from others than was the case a generation ago. The sources of information on which the farmer may draw will be referred to more specifically later in this article. CAPITAL, REQUIRED. No definite amount of capital can be stated as a sufficient sum on which to begin farming any more than it can be done in the mercantile business. A great deal depends on the price of land and the magnitude of the undertaking. Just as the merchant may begin with a modest stall and a few dollars' worth of goods, so the farmer may begin with 1 acre of land or less, on which he may raise part of the food for his family, eking out a living by working part of the year for someone else, or he might buy a large farm and equip it fully. 11 may be said, however, and with some assurance, that the man without farm experience and without a knowledge of the principles involved in farming who starts the business on an elaborate scale is foredoomed to failure unless he is so fortunate as to command the services of a trained manager. Furthermore, it is next to impossible to secure such services. Competent farmers are usually engaged in business for themselves, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575709
  • 9781236575708