Farming is a tough business.
It’s a lot of work, and it takes years to build up the necessary skills. But that’s just the beginning—there are other challenges farmers face in agriculture that are just as difficult to overcome.
Here are some of them:
- Fatigue: Farming is hard work! You have to get out there in the field and work hard every single day, rain or shine. The sun may be shining, but you still have to do your job. You might not feel like it, but you’re getting paid for this work anyway—so what’s your excuse?
- Weather: Farming is also weather-dependent. You never know when the weather is going to turn on you and make things difficult for you (and your crops). So if you’re looking for a schedule-free life where you never have to worry about unpredictable weather conditions, then farming isn’t for you!
- Outdated equipment: When it comes time for farming equipment maintenance or upgrades, who pays for those costs? Well… no one does! And that can be expensive if you don’t have enough money saved up already! Farmers must budget
The truth is, agriculture has a lot of challenges that don’t have anything to do with the weather. For example, farmers have to deal with animals—that’s right, animals. Animals aren’t always friendly or easy to manage. They can get sick, they can get aggressive, and they can even attack you if they’re feeling particularly hostile.