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       Food Chain Radio Show #1,000

       Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist

Yes, You Can

Earn a Substantial Income Farming for the City

How can one grow for big profit on a small parcel of land?

Guest: Author and Food Chain Radio Host, Michael Olson

What is the most profitable crop for metropolitan farms?

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 Here is a thought for the 90+ million working-aged people who have dropped out of the work force:

You can earn a substantial income – up to eight times the average personal income, and more – by farming a small parcel of land in or near the city, for the city.

Michael Olson 1,000th Food Chain Radio Show

Michael Olson 1,000th Food Chain Radio Show

You can be old or young, rich or poor, married or single.  You can rent, lease, or own land.  You can succeed with small fruits on prairie bench lands, house plants in coastal valleys, flowers on steep wooded hillsides, vegetables in city greenbelts, and ornamentals in neighborhoods of million dollar homes.  There is only one catch:  You must win the competition with other farmers for the consumer dollars.

Competition among farmers is the foundation upon which most human activity is conducted.  People somehow lost track of the elemental fact.  Farming became the object of big city humor, and farmers the butt of many jokes.  The attitude is even reflected in our language, as illustrated by Webster’s Third:  “farmer 4a: an ignorant rustic:  YOKEL, BUMPKIN b: clumsy stupid fellow:  DOLT c (slang): a green hand inexperienced or incompetent at the trade at which he is working.”

This way of looking at the competition is decidedly unrealistic:  Today’s farmer must be a skilled technician, proficient in the technologies of agriculture and business.

And so one must ask:  Given the competition for the consumer dollar, which is dominated by large farms operating with vast amounts of capital  on huge tracts of land under the protective umbrella of friendly politicians…

How can one grow for big profit on a small parcel of land?

Tune in here, for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #1,000 Live on January 31, 2015 Saturday 9AM Pacific 

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