In my experience, there are three types of poor farm businesses models (Independent)

There is a definite life cycle which plots out the path for many professions and those running businesses. The life cycle is as follows:

5-25 years: you get an education.

25-35 years: you gain experience.

35-55 years: you achieve success (or not).

55-65 years: you live on your reputation or coast along

65+ years: you go backwards.

Farmers running farm businesses fit into this lifecycle of events.