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Starting your own farm business offers rewards that range from being your own boss and working at something you enjoy, to earning income for yourself. A successful farm operation requires careful planning and sometimes financial assistance. This online guide provides links to existing resources available to farmers and ranchers. Watch the Video to this guide.

Rural and Community Development Archives
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