I would definitely speak for the LOA option. Take step back and dabble in the real world. If you decide to return and finish the degree you can wait until hands-on education is re-established and return with some insight and context.
The idea of supplementing agricultural theoretical knowledge with some other needed, useful and profitable skill is not a bad one. Go WOOF, and observe the world and consider getting a trade like welding, electrician, HVAC, plumbing. Or a skill set like running a small business, producing commercial food etc. Something that would let you be more self sufficient around your plot of land, contribute to your community, and pull in an external income when you need it. These things don't need to be all done at once, but investing in yourself and your skill set doesn't need to be done in a university getting a degree.