I am not sure if you know the impact that modern life is having on families that are generational farmers… The growing population, development of farmlands, as well as cost of producing crops is putting many out of business entirely.
Even the changes in the environment such as worsening storms is having a drastic impact on their livelihoods, however in order to stay relevant many farmers are turning to new innovations as well as new crops to make a living for their future families.
Whether it is the use of solar power to cut down on expenses, new machinery to make the tasks easier, or new crops, they do what they can to make ends meet. It all comes down to the ancient saying of “work smarter, not harder”. If the task can be done with updated machines to cut working costs it makes sense to make that type of investment. If you are a farm that largely produced a product that is no longer in high demand or has a limited value on the market, you probably will want to look into something more lucrative. This is where the growing interest in marijuana farms comes in. You may be shocked by the number of giant farms that have been converted to greenhouse farming to create both medical as well as recreational marijuana. This can benefit the farmer in several types of ways. They can sell off excess land that is no longer being used to homeowners or developers, they can produce a product in half the space as well as do it throughout the year, as well as they can also use solar energy to maintain an environment in which the product is grown. All of this makes a great deal of sense to even the oldest of farming families.