Farm

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May 23, 2022

A farm (from the Latin granica, 'barn') or chacra (from the Quechua čhakra), is a rural piece of land on which agriculture or livestock farming is carried out, whether it is small or large. A farm includes the various structures, dedicated to the production and management of food (vegetable, grain or livestock production), fiber and, increasingly, fuel. It is the basis for food production. Farms can be owned and operated by a single individual, family, community, corporation, or business. A farm can be one of any size, from a fraction of a hectare, to several thousand hectares.

Types of farms

Commercial farms are intended for raising livestock. The stables are used for operations primarily involved in training the horses. A farm that is used primarily for the production of milk and milk products is a dairy farm. There are also fish farms, called fish farms, that raise fish in captivity as a food source. A school farm is an establishment where knowledge related to animal husbandry is taught.

See also

Portal:Rural. Rural related content. farmhouse farm model farm land grant

External Links

Wikimedia Commons hosts a media category on Farms. Wiktionary has definitions and other information on farm.