Location: Depending on what is produced on the farm, the proximity
of markets for the farm products can impact on profitability. The availability and distance to markets
affects the cost of doing business. In
addition, if the farm operation depends on having customers coming to the
farm, its location has to be convenient to the customer.
|Access: The farm operation depends on customers
coming onto the farm. They need to be able to be able to easily find and
enter the farm.
This is an increasing problem on farms.
It is an issue that most farmers fail to recognize as a problem until
something happens. Cattle rustling, vandalism, and theft are continuing
problems on farms in this area. Farms
located next to housing developments are especially susceptible to problems
caused by their neighbors. Counter
measures such as fencing and establishing a dialogue with the neighborhood