Farming as Secondary Income: Lessons from Working as Consultant during the Week and a Farmer during the Weekend.

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by Kiruba Shankar on Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Session type

Technical level


There is an increased interest in farming especially from working professionals. Here's how they can follow their passion while still continuing their day job.


In this session, I share my experience of following on my passion for farming while still retaining my consulting gig. In other words, I work during the week and farm during the weekend. I know there are many who aspire to get back to the roots and take up farming. While its not as rosy as it looks, its a great decision. I share my experience on working on a 9 acre farm and how to earn a decent secondary income. I also draw upon experiences of very experienced folks who have been able to juggle both their lives successfully.


Participants must bring a healthy dose of interest and a generous amount of inquisitiveness.

Speaker bio

I'm Kiruba Shankar and I farm on 9 acres in a picture postcard village called Rettanai, a 3 hour drive from Chennai. During the week, I run a digital marketing consulting firm. I also teach at a few management schools and managed to author four books. More about me at


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    [-] Muruganandan 7 years ago

    Hi Kirubha, When and where this is happening ?


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    [-] Kiruba Shankar 7 years ago

    Muruga, here is more information about the event

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