One business that will never die is agriculture. People will want and need to eat as long as we exist, and the population of the world won’t stop growing. We’ll need 70% more food than we currently produce to feed the world by 2050. So check around for farms for sale if you’re looking to contribute to the world’s well being but still want to settle into a quite, peaceful life outdoors.
The land is much more versatile than you’d think. That’s right, it’s not all corn stalks and cattle-prodding. People have converted farms into into bed and breakfasts, hunting ranches, wedding venues, campgrounds, bee farms, flower nurseries, or even bison ranches, if a standard cattle ranch is too boring for you. (Fun fact: in 2012 there were 162,110 bison in the U.S. and thanks to the lean meat they produce that number is only growing).
Thats’ not even a fraction of the possibilities. All raw materials are produced on farms for sale to manufacturers who refine them into store-ready products. We wouldn’t be able to function as a society without farms.
Only 45% of the 2.2 million farms in the U.S. are full-time profit ventures. Single families and retirees who want a lifestyle based on working the land are an increasing demographic in farm ownership, but major corporations partner with these family farms since the big businesses rely on them for raw goods.
Since people in the last century have migrated to cities, there’s a lot farm land for sale. Self-sustainability is, of course, a huge draw, but so is farmhouse restoration and resale. Teach kids to ride horses or raise a bunch of snails (yes, that’s profitable) — or create something of your own, something you’ve always wanted to do or make but never had the land to work with. With the determination and space, just about anything is possible.