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Farm Storage Buildings

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Basic Farm Buildings & Farming Systems 

The basic unit of commercial agricultural operation, throughout history and worldwide, is the farm. Because farming systems differ widely, there are important variations in the nature and arrangements of farm facilities. The buildings on a farm generally consist of the farm family’s house, the dwellings of any resident hired workers, and the various structures and facilities for farming operations. This article deals with farmhouses and service buildings that can be classified as follows: livestock barns and shelters; machinery- and supply-storage buildings; buildings and facilities for crop storage, including fodder; and special-purpose structures.

The basic requirements for the farmer’s family are about the same as those of the urban family, but certain features of the farmhouse depend on the farm-life pattern. Because the farmer generally comes directly from the fields or the service buildings, with soiled clothes and boots, it is necessary to provide a rear entrance with a washroom or lavatory and clothes-storage space. For the same reason, many farmers prefer a dining place close to the kitchen or included in it. The house must include an office and a large food-storage place with ample refrigeration, including a freezer in many countries, as most farm families are large. There are usually three or four bedrooms.

Satisfactory modernization of old farmhouses is difficult in some cases, but if the available floor space is sufficient and the main walls strong, renovation can give good results. The cost of a new house must be proportionate to the farmer’s income; for this reason, farmhouses in underdeveloped regions have less floor space with a main room (kitchen and dining room), two or three bedrooms, a large washroom, and a storage place.

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If you are deciding on purchasing farm storage buildings, visit Walters Buildings, one of the most recommended storage buidling manufacturers. Walters Buildings is the leading manufacturer of pre engineered metal and steel clad post-frame building for industrial, commercial, and residential uses. With nearly 50 years of manufacturing quality storage buildings and construction, we continue to keep our customers satisfied with innovative designs, skilled craftsmanship, and excellent customer services.

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