How to Make Extra Money From Your Farm

| 8/26/2016 10:58:00 AM

Megan WildMost people have no idea what challenges face a small farm each year. Yes, they might appreciate the occasional trip to a farmer's market, where fruits and veggies always seem to be in abundant supply. That's not telling the whole story. It only takes one lousy growing season to create a downward ripple effect that can last for several years.

That is why many small farms are branching out and finding ways to make extra money from their farm. Many of these suggestions are low-cost options that can yield a decent return. Have you thought about these ways to make money from your farm?

Rent Out Rooms

There is a large swath of the "city slicker" population that would love to embrace the farm experience, even if just for a weekend. You could rent out rooms in your home through rental sites like AirBnB. That is a simple approach.

The other thought would be to go full on bed and breakfast. That would probably require a lot more time and effort, but it is worthy of consideration, especially if your farm is in an ideal setting, like near a popular tourist town or wine country. You could also consider renting rooms out to traveling students. Quick cash, and you might even get them to do some work around the place!

Campers in Field
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Rent Out Fields For Campers

Campers are always looking for a fresh spot to pitch their tents. Rolling pastures could be a great place for these outdoor enthusiasts. It might help if you provide some campground staples like a fire pit and/or grill. An outdoor privy wouldn't be a bad way to go, either.

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