Old joke: How do you make a million dollars farming?
Answer: Start with two million. (BA dum!)
“Niche farming” is the idea of focusing on one crop, doing it very well, and making a living at the same time. The beer brewing world is currently suffering from a shortage of hops, an essential ingredient in brew. Most American hops come from the Pacific Northwest, but I don’t see any reason why they can’t be grown in Tennessee. Here’s a link to the Hop Growers of America.
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