Just looking for opinions on this. It seems like most of the successful, full-time farmers I know have a couple of things in common: 1) They inherited their land -- or at least the land they started on. 2) They have a spouse who brings in another income. Does anyone think it's possible for someone with zero land to buy a farm and -- without another source of income -- make a go of it? I've seen and heard of niche markets of course, but a lot of those are a factor of being in the right place at the right time. Here's a scenario: a homeschooled family consisting of a young husband and wife and two sons and decent credit take out a loan on a house and 100 acres. The husband has a job that pays the bills but wants to farm full-time within 5 years -- beef cattle and direct-market vegetables. In the community, there's also access to leasable pasture land. What are the chances for success?