Brozinčević Željko family farm

Brozinčević Željko family farm

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I have been active in agriculture since my childhood. My parents own about 5 ha of farmland within their farm on the address Lipovača 42, and they have always farmed this land. Even as a child, I would help my parents in farming vegetables and grains, but livestock as well, mainly cows. I have continued the agricultural activities independently fifteen years ago, that is, in 2004, when I started and registered my own Family farm in the Farm Register. I began with a more intense production of corn, soy, triticale, barley, beans and potato, and other cultures, but for my own needs. Seeing as my goal from the beginning was eco-friendly farming without chemicals, I was also a member of the ecological cooperative Tera from Slunj and produced corn for the same cooperative. Sadly, it did not continue its work, so I did not have the opportunity to continue this type of production individually. I have since put in a lot of effort into learning about agricultural production, so that I could become engaged in this type of work, which was my vision from the start. For the first few years, I was producing mostly grains, but I could not place my produce on the market, so I decided to switch my production to beans, red onions, courgettes and other vegetables. It is much easier to place these products; I am able to sell all of it to friends and colleagues who are now my returning customers. I am also willing to increase the production if the placement remains good. In 2017, I started farming another 5 ha, which is rented land, and in 2018, I even began growing 120 new walnut trees. This year, I decided to harvest honey plant facelia on a 2 ha surface, in cooperation with the family Čubrić. When it comes to my equipment, I have inherited some of it from my parents, I bought some on my own, and was helped to buy some by the Rakovica municipality, through their non-refundable funds.

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