Farms Scare Up Extra Business This Time of Year
Arnett said four years ago a freeze took nearly everything.
"Out of 2,200 trees, there were only seven peaches," Arnett said. He said that if it weren't for the Fall season generating some profit, he might have gone out of business.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture 2007 census reports that only 45 percent of the 2.2 million farmers nationwide show positive net cash income from farming, while the rest must supplement their revenue in order to cover their expenses. Many farmers find that extra cash by transforming their farms during the Halloween season.
Arnett says he makes an extra $2,000 a weekend during the fall.
He says he enjoys the extra revenue but the smiles and people are what makes the business worthwhile.