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Farming is the skill associated with planting, growing, and harvesting crops on your farm. It's one of the main income sources for the game, and provides ingredients for cooking.

When harvesting, you can stand in the center of a 3x3 square of harvestable crops and hold the right mouse button, then move the mouse over the crops to harvest more quickly.

To plant crops players must first till a patch of soil using a hoe. If they intend to use Basic Fertilizer or Quality Fertilizer that should be applied before planting the seed. The crop must be watered each day to grow, unless it is raining (when they'll require no watering).

If the player fails to water crops for a day, the crop will not die, but will not grow that day (effectively being delayed a day).

Farming Skill Icon.png Farming Skill

The farming skill level can be viewed in the skill tab of the pause menu. Each level grants +1 proficiency to the Hoe and Watering Can. Higher farming skill also increases the chance to obtain quality crops.

Levels are gained by harvesting Crops, petting farm animals, milking cows or goats, shearing sheep, and picking up animal products inside a coop or barn (eggs, duck feathers, wool, rabbit's feet).

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting / Cooking Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Choose a Profession:

Basic Fertilizer.png Basic Fertilizer

Mayonnaise Machine.png Mayonnaise Machine

Stone Fence.png Stone Fence


Bee House.png Bee House

Speed-Gro.png Speed-Gro

Farmer's Lunch.png Farmer's Lunch

Preserves Jar.png Preserves Jar

Basic Retaining Soil.png Basic Retaining Soil

Iron Fence.png Iron Fence

Rancher.png Rancher
Animal products worth 20% more.
Tiller.png Tiller
Crops worth 10% more.
Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10
Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Crafting Recipes: Rancher: Tiller:

Cheese Press.png Cheese Press

Hardwood Fence.png Hardwood Fence

Quality Sprinkler.png Quality Sprinkler


Quality Retaining Soil.png Quality Retaining Soil

Oil Maker.png Oil Maker


Deluxe Speed-Gro.png Deluxe Speed-Gro

Seed Maker.png Seed Maker

Iridium Sprinkler.png Iridium Sprinkler

Quality Fertilizer.png Quality Fertilizer

Coopmaster.png Coopmaster
Befriend coop animals quicker.
Incubation time cut in half.
Artisan.png Artisan
Artisan goods (wine, cheese, oil, etc.) worth 40% more.
(Note that oil does not actually benefit from the Artisan Profession)
Shepherd.png Shepherd
Befriend barn animals quicker.
Sheep produce wool faster.
Agriculturist.png Agriculturist
All crops grow 10% faster.

Experience Points

The amount of experience gained from harvesting crops varies from crop to crop, with slower growing and more expensive crops giving more experience upon harvest. Crops that yield multiple produce per harvest, such as blueberry, cranberry, or potato, only reward experience for the first product and do not offer any extra experience for the multiples.

Petting a farm animal, milking a cow or goat, shearing a sheep, or picking up an animal product inside a coop or barn gives 5 experience points each. (Picking up Truffles gives Foraging experience rather than Farming experience.)

To level up farming from level 0 to 1, it takes 12 parsnips, or 8 potatoes, or 5 cauliflowers. From level 0 to 2, it takes about 48 parsnips, or 28 potatoes, or 17 cauliflower plants.

Crop Exp per harvest Crop Exp per harvest Crop Exp per harvest Crop Exp per harvest
Coffee Bean 4 Hops 6 Wheat 6* Tulips 7
Parsnip 8 Green Bean 9 Hot Pepper 9 Blue Jazz 10
Corn 10 Garlic 12 Tomato 12 Eggplant 12
Potato 14 Blueberry 14 Bok Choy 14 Grape 14
Sunflower 14 Radish 15 Summer Spangle 15 Beet 16
Kale 17* Strawberries 18 Cranberries 19 Poppy 20
Amaranth 21* Artichoke 22 Yam 22 Cauliflower 23
Rhubarb 26 Melon 27 Red Cabbage 28 Fairy Rose 29
Pumpkin 31 Ancient Fruit 43 Starfruit 44 Sweet Gem Berry 64
* Due to a bug with scythe harvesting, these crops don't give any experience points.

The experience points awarded are calculated using the formula XP=||16 × ln(0.018 × PRICE + 1)|| with PRICE being the selling price of the crop's item. Because experience is based on selling value, gold and silver stars add a small amount to the experience value of harvested crops.

Harvesting forageable plants grown on the farm counts as 3 foraging experience points per plant rather than farming experience points.

Experience level is increased after sleeping.

Lvl Total Lifetime Parsnips Harvested Experience
1 13 100
2 48 380
3 97 770
4 163 1300
5 269 2150
6 413 3300
7 600 4800
8 863 6900
9 1250 10000
10 1875 15000



  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Adjusted Rancher bonus to 20%, up from 10%, Artisan now increases the value of Artisan Goods by 40%, down from 50%
  • 1.2: Farming level now affects crop yield prior to level 10.