Before you buy a farm in North Florida, you need to learn all about its infrastructure. This guide explains.
What You Need to Know About Infrastructure Before You Buy a Farm in North Florida
Farms, like communities, have infrastructure. The infrastructure on a farm includes:
- Barns, outbuildings and corrals
- Ponds and water systems
Here’s a closer look at why each is important.
Utilities on a Farm
Not all farms are connected to the power grid, and some can’t be connected to the grid. If you’re thinking about buying a farm in North Florida, you’ll need to find out if the property has access to utilities like water, gas and electricity.
If the farm doesn’t have access to utilities, you’ll need to factor the cost of connecting the farm to the grid into your budget.
Barns, Outbuildings and Corrals
On a working farm, barns and outbuildings are used to store equipment, hay and other supplies. Corrals are used to confine livestock.
If you’re buying a farm in North Florida, you need to make sure that the property comes with enough barns, outbuildings and corrals to meet your needs. If it doesn’t, you need to figure out how much it would cost to install them.
Ponds and Water Systems
Farms in North Florida need to have water for livestock and crops. Many farms have ponds that are used to store water for irrigation. Some farms also have wells or other water sources.
You need to make sure that the farm you’re thinking about buying has an adequate supply of water. You should also find out if the water on the property is potable (drinkable).
Fencing on North Florida Farms
Your farm needs fencing to keep livestock in and to keep wildlife out. You need to make sure that the farm you’re thinking about buying has enough fencing to meet your needs, and if it doesn’t, you should budget to build your own. You should also find out how much it would cost to maintain the fencing on the property.
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