Hobby farmers are individuals who engage in small-scale agricultural activities primarily for personal enjoyment rather than commercial profit. These enthusiasts may own a modest plot of land, often in rural or suburban settings, where they cultivate crops, raise animals, or partake in various farming-related activities. Unlike full-time farmers, hobby farmers usually maintain other professions to sustain their livelihoods. They find satisfaction in growing their food, tending to livestock, and connecting with nature. This pursuit offers a break from urban life and fosters a sense of self-sufficiency. Hobby farming can vary widely, from vegetable gardening to beekeeping, making it a diverse and fulfilling pastime.
Here are some ways by which Mopod Australia help these farmers:
Creating a local equipment-sharing network where small farmers can borrow or rent tractors and other machinery. This can help reduce the cost of owning and maintaining such equipment.
Connect small farmers with government programs and subsidies aimed at supporting agriculture, including those related to farm equipment.
Create or support online communities and forums where small and hobby farmers can exchange ideas, seek advice, and share their experiences with equipment and farming practices.