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Amish a Christian sect that separated from the Mennonites in the seventeenth century, the members of which advocate simple living and now live mostly in farming areas of the northeastern United States. [1/3 definitions]
country the land surrounding towns and cities, often used for farming. [1/5 definitions]
county agent a person employed by the government in rural areas to advise and educate in farming, managing natural resources, home economics, and the like; agricultural agent.
disk harrow a farming implement having sharp circular blades set at various angles to breakup plowed soil before planting.
dry farming a kind of farming practiced in arid regions without irrigation by growing drought-resistant crops or covering them with mulch or other substances to prevent the soil's moisture from evaporating.
husbandry the cultivation of land and raising of crops and farm animals; farming. [1/3 definitions]
kibbutz an Israeli farming settlement whose ownership is shared by those who live and work there.
Neolithic (sometimes l.c.) designating the latter part of the Stone Age, from about 8,000 B.C. to about 3,500 B.C., characterized by the use of polished stone tools and the beginnings of farming.
pisciculture the breeding, hatching, and rearing of fish as a science or industry; fish farming.
sabbatical year among the ancient Jews, every seventh year, during which farming ceased. [1/2 definitions]
soil conservation a method, such as crop rotation or contour farming, to protect fertile topsoil from erosion or other damage.
tenant farmer a person who leases land for farming and pays cash or a portion of the produce as rent to the owner.