In this two-part article series, the land professionals at Saunders Real Estate will discuss the benefits of hiring an expert to provide your farm with sustainable land management services. In this first part, we will focus on the environmental benefits of hiring a professional to oversee your land. In the second part, we will discuss other benefits of investing in land management services. Remember, if you are interested in Florida farms for sale or already own a piece of rural farmland, when you partner with Saunders Real Estate, you have peace of mind knowing that your land is being managed by expert professionals.
Never Overlook the Value of Land Management Services
Many new landowners overlook the importance of hiring a professional land management service for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they own vacant land and they haven’t figured out exactly what they want to use the land for yet, or maybe the landowner believes they can achieve agricultural production on their own. Either way, they regrettably elected not to invest in a third party land specialist. As we will discuss throughout this series, professional land management services ensure your investment is protected while also maximizing the potential of your purchase by cultivating your farmland.
The Land Management Objective
When you invest in farms for sale in Florida, regardless of your landowning personal and economic goals, you want to improve the capabilities of your land by ensuring that you are reducing any environmental issues while enhancing the overall ecological quality of the land. Whether it’s improving the soil structure, plant production, or safeguarding the natural resources on the property including the water, land professionals focus on maintaining the land and managing every environmental aspect located on the property.
Challenges of Land Management
Every landowner should be aware of land degradation and the ever-present environmental challenges of owning rural or agricultural land. If you fail to closely monitor your property, your land can be susceptible to the following problems:
- Poor Irrigation Management: Poor irrigation can lead to soil erosion. Soil erosion is a serious issue for agricultural land as the depleted nutrients in soil diminish important resources for plant growth.
- Overgrazing: It’s critical to have well-managed grazing and to routinely change the pattern of use by livestock. If you fail to do so and livestock grazes excessively, it will compromise the vegetation resulting in soil erosion.
- Loss of Crops: Whether it’s adverse weather conditions, soil erosion, insects or pests, the loss of crop production is a common concern for rural landowners.