- December 31, 2017
The fact is that today’s flower farms are what could be considered “micro farms” compared to the vast expanses of corn and soybean farms that make up much of the farmland across the great plains. Most of the flower farms in the seasonal flower movement are actually under five acres. If you ever hang around a bunch of flower farmers, anyone growing on more than ten acres is considered one of the “big guys.” It’s all relative, I suppose. Unlike commodity crops, and even most vegetable production, flowers are typically planted, cultivated and harvested all by hand. Very little mechanization beyond field preparation is actually involved, which means production is more often limited by labor than by land.