Wow, now I see how expensive this can be. I now understand why any investment requires time and research because this will determine whether or not a farmer qualifies for certification. A lot of strategy and planning involved!Oh no, it's not a misconception. Animal breeding and management is the correct place to start, but you also have to build a milk house that will be certified by your local state agency. That is VERY expensive. Before you start acquiring a herd, look into the costs of a milk house. Outfitting the building according to code, buying the equipment, setting up the plumbing and power are huge expenses.