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A farmer is a person who is engaged in agrarian business by using land. This is a way of life that has been the dominant occupation of human beings since the dawn of civilization. Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... The word Farmer may mean: a farmer, a person engaged in agrarian business by using land Farmer (gaming), person who acquires gold or other in-game currency or items in a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game archaically, an individual or corporation to whom certain business was farmed out, i. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (901x1352, 164 KB) I (David Baldi, PandaDB) am the original author of this photograph and do hereby release it into the public domain for use on en. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (901x1352, 164 KB) I (David Baldi, PandaDB) am the original author of this photograph and do hereby release it into the public domain for use on en. ... Agriculture (encompasses farming, ranching, and the tending of orchards and vineyards) is the production of food, feed, fiber, fuel and other goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals. ... For the religious publishing house, see LifeWay Christian Resources. ...


Definition of a farmer

The term farmer usually applies to a person who grows field crops, has orchards, vineyards, or market gardens, and does so with the prospect of selling the produce as food. They may, however, provide raw materials for industrial purposes, such as cereals for alcoholic beverages, fruit for juices, hides for leather, and wool or flax for yarns and cloth-making. Farmers may also be involved in rearing livestock for meat, milk, or other substances. Often, a narrow range of crops or produce is sold for money with which the farmer buys everything else in a market. Farmers harness the power of nature to make things grow. A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ... A common vineyard. ... This article is about cereals in general. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... Orange juice Juice is a liquid naturally contained in vegetable or fruit tissue. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides and skins of animals, primarily cattlehide. ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats, alpacas, llamas and rabbits may also... Binomial name Linum usitatissimum Linnaeus. ... Yarn Spools of thread Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery and ropemaking. ... Kinnikuman character, see Meat Alexandria. ... A glass of cows milk. ... Various denominations of currency, one form of money Money is any good or tokens that functions as a medium of exchange that is socially and legally accepted in payment for goods and services and in settlement of debts. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A farmer engaged in raising horses or in large-scale cattle or sheep raising for meat is usually referred to as a rancher, grazier (Australia) or stockman. Special terms also apply to other people who husband domesticated animals, namely shepherd for sheep farmers and goatherd for goat farmers. The term dairy farmer is applied to those engaged milk production. A poultry farmer is one who concentrates on raising chickens, turkeys, domesticated ducks and geese, or is involved in egg production. A person who raises a variety of vegetables for market may be called a truck farmer or market gardener. Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... A Grazier is an Australian farmer who owns and lives on a large-sized rural property called a Sheep station or a Cattle station. ... Shepherd with his sheep in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ... Shepherd in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ... “Lamb” redirects here. ... A goatherd is a person who herds goats for a living. ... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dogs and sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Look up goose in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ...


In the context of developing nations or other pre-industrial cultures, most farmers practice a meager subsistence agriculture – a simple organic farming system employing crop rotation or other techniques to maximize yield, using saved seed which is native to the ecoregion. In developed nations however a person using such techniques on small patches of land might be called a gardener and be considered a hobbyist – or may be driven into such primitive methods by poverty or, ironically against the background of large-scale agribusiness, may become an organic farmer growing for discerning consumers in the local food market. A developing country is a country with low average income compared to the world average. ... Like most farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, this Cameroonian man cultivates at the subsistence level. ... Organic cultivation of mixed vegetables in Capay, California. ... Satellite image of circular crop fields in Haskell County, Kansas in late June 2001. ... An ecoregion, sometimes called a bioregion, is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ... A developed country is a country that is technologically advanced and that enjoys a relatively high standard of living. ... A gardener is any person involved in the growing and maintenance of plants, notably in a garden. ... This article is about pastimes. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... It has been suggested that Local food network be merged into this article or section. ...


In developed nations, a farmer (as a profession) is usually defined as someone with an ownership interest in crops or livestock, and who provides labour or management in their production. Those who provide only labour but not management, and do not have ownership, are most often called farmhands, or, if they supervise a leased strip of land growing only one crop, as sharecroppers or sharefarmers. In the context of agribusiness, a farmer can be almost anyone – and can legally qualify under agricultural policy for various subsidies, incentives, and tax relief. Agriculture (encompasses farming, ranching, and the tending of orchards and vineyards) is the production of food, feed, fiber, fuel and other goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... Sharecropping is a system of farming in which employee farmers work a parcel of land in return for a fraction of the parcels crops. ... In agriculture, agribusiness is a generic term that refers to the various businesses involved in the food production chain, including farming, seed, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesaling, processing, distribution, and retail sales. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In economics, a subsidy is generally a monetary grant given by a government to lower the price faced by producers or consumers of a good, generally because it is considered to be in the public interest. ...


The Dutch word for farmer is boer, from which the Boer people of South Africa took their name. This article is about the Boer people (Boerevolk). ...


Occupational Information

The income for farmers is quite varied. In the US, the average farmer earns about $45,000 per year. However, since most farmers have to provide their own benefits, their real pay is less than someone making the same amount working for another business or industry. Many farmers find themselves "land rich but cash poor", and it is not unusual for a farm to lose money year after year, gradually eroding the value of the business.


A large percentage of farmers received on-the-job training as they grew up on a family farm. Many in the developed world also received training in high school, vocational, or club-program (such as 4-H) classes. As advances in technology are applied to agriculture, it is becoming more common for these farmers to earn academic degrees in agriculture management. 4-H in the United States is a youth organization in the United States administered by the Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension System with the mission of empowering youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. ...


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Farmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (833 words)
Farmers may also be involved in rearing cattle for meat or milk.
A farmer engaged in raising horses or in large-scale cattle or sheep raising for meat is usually referred to as a rancher, grazier (Australia) or stockman.
In developed nations, a farmer (as a profession) is usually defined as someone with an ownership interest in crops or livestock, and who provides labor or management in their production.
Farmer (1389 words)
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Farmer has also written the novels of fictional authors, which started out a way to cure writer's block, and resulted in Farmer having written Kilgore Trout's Venus on the Half-Shell and numerous short stories that appeared in science fiction magazines and were never reprinted.
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