If you live in an area where strawberry farming is what brings in profits to many households, then it might be best to invest a bit of your time and money into that venture as well or business to business networking. For you to turn your farm into a money making venture you will need years of experience along with the required capital for the initial investment. But here are the basic steps for turning your farm into a corporate venture.
The capital and the money
You will need a large investment as the capital for turning an existing farm into a money making company (if you do not have a sizable farm that is). From the budgets that are calculated from the normal prices, you will need at least $1000 to cultivate one acre of strawberries and this is without the land acquisition, taxes and insurances for getting the land and keeping it. You will need the money for the seeds, watering, fertilizer, pesticide, equipment and other expenses. You will have to learn the hard way how to reduce overhead costs as well from this list.
The initial setting up
Turning your farm into a company venture will be much easier if you already own a farm and the know-how. But to make it large scale you will need a bedder, irrigation system, tractor, spreader, sprayers, mowers and other equipment to setup, maintain and harvest the farm as well. In most cases farmers will rent the equipment needed for the harvesting season and the seeding seasons as it will be cheaper than buying. If you want to run your farm long term then it will be an investment to think about. You will need to get professional help for areas like setting up the irrigation system and working with the money to keep accounts clear.
Counting the expenses and the income
You will need to work on the administrative tasks of handling the farm and then the company, think of ways to improve business cash flow, work on maintaining the farm and multi task many things during the startup time until your company and the farm matures. You will eventually get more people to help you with the farm and also the company later on one you have gotten through the first year. This will reduce the responsibility on your shoulders and also make it easier for you to manage the whole operation.
Getting people to work with you in the fields will be a major step in making your farm into a company and starting up your own brand name. it will be better to have at least a couple of people who have years of experience to help you with this.