We left off earlier in part 1 just as decided to take on the WWOOF experience is fly down to San Juan, Puerto Rico in search of hard work in exchange of food, shelter, and a bucket it excrete waste. Remember, this was my dream at the time, and I couldn’t wait any longer to achieve my goals. So I bought the ticket to San Juan. The first farm I had contacted was a youthful group of individuals who got together to buy some land and grow fruit trees and yams. They were a fun bunch of people from all over the world. The farm was in Patillas situated on the side of a mountain that you had to walk up in order to arrive at your destination. This is quite a feat when you are hauling up farm tools and beer. I understood immediately why they want as many volunteers as they could get. We were their donkeys, and we had to buy our own beer. I pitched a tent and slept until 4am every morning when the roosters started to crow. They were overwhelming. Every damn day.
It was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. I was on the Island of Puerto Rico working on a farm. Well, lets back up a little bit from there. So there I was, sitting in a classroom in Lexington, Kentucky grinding away at the University. I literally had no idea what I had planned for my future which is why I was studying agricultural economics! The best course I had there was futures markets which is trading crops that you didn’t grow.
Basically to sum it up, lets say you are going to buy some soy. So obviously the supply and demand plays a major factor in your return on investment. Soy is harvested in fall where it is high in supply, driving the price down. Thats when you want to buy. Supply is low in the spring and early summer which the last years harvest is running out. Thats when you want to buy. Anyways, 6 years in agricultural economics and thats what I have to share with you for your financial success. To your success!