Not sure just yet. As it is, the land has been disc'd, is in South Texas, has 25" annual rain fall, soil looks like black gold (to me, lol). Looking for generic info atm from tractors to wells to insects, etc.. Have googled my butt off for a week and still not satisfied with the info I've found. Guns are sooooo much easier to research.
Will use the land to build a retirement home among other things.
Well, we thought about becoming slum lords here in Houston. Prices for houses dropped a bit, residual income, etc.. But, I'm not really sure I want to deal with asking people for my money, insurance issues, repairs, etc.. The wife has the temperment but I don't, and I prefer to be in charge, lol.
We will want the usual personal crops and maybe a variety of trees also for personal consumption. I love avocado so I'm hoping to find some good grafting that is tolerant. I'm fairly certain citrus, pecan, mango, and coconut will grow down there.
I am not sure what they call them in Texas, or if they even have them, but you might consider seeing if there's a local agricultural representative (we called them ag reps in S. Louisiana). Those guys were always a huge (and free) help to us back home.
I've been looking into it for a little while. We plan on having some bees, chickens, and a few things like that. Not looking to make a lot of money, but it would be nice to be self sufficient and cover the taxes. Ag status should drop the tax rate but there are still some ins and outs I'm not straight on.
Well if you were looking for quite a bit smaller I'd recommend the "Square foot garden" but won't help you with the size you are looking at. good luck and if you decide to grow peppers (the hot variety) i may inquire about becoming a customer.