A farm is a piece of property that is dedicated mainly to agricultural pursuits with the sole purpose of producing various crops and food; it is also the main facility in agricultural food production. A farm is usually located on the land where there is plenty of rainfall and there are streams flowing in the vicinity; some farm lands have the characteristics to hold different kinds of crops depending on the kind of soil that is available in the vicinity. Irrespective, of the type of soil, a farm requires adequate water as well as space to grow different kinds of plants. Since a farm is not a house or an abode, animals cannot be kept on it, unless they are allowed under license.
Farms are run and managed by people who hold a license from the state. Initially a farm was built by individual farmers, but now with the aid of modern technology, farming has become quite a large industry and there are a number of farm management companies that are engaged in supplying tools, machinery and other equipment required for managing farms. The most important function of these farm management companies is ensuring that the farming process is carried out smoothly and efficiently. There are various media related aspects that are very crucial in managing a farm and these include agriculture, water management, livestock, fertilization, pest control, communications, and marketing. With the aid of media related activities, farmers are able to educate themselves about the various aspects of their farming processes and learn new techniques that help them increase the yield of the entire farm.
Livestock can be classified into four types – cattle, pigs, poultry and hogs. Cattle can be categorized into grass-fed, feedlot and free-range for the reason that grass-fed means they eat cattle that are fed according to the dictates of Mother Nature whereas free-range means they are allowed to eat grass and natural vegetation found on the farm. There are many advantages of breeding free-range beef and cattle over the grass-fed variety, one of which is the fact that they do not require excessive amounts of antibiotics as compared to the other types of cattle. One of the advantages of using pigs is that they make excellent dairy cows. A pig can easily produce a kid if given proper care and it is very easy to rear such a pig unlike the case with the cows, which can be somewhat difficult.