|This is a pic of a sunset at the big farm|
So this week we are going to answer . . . What's the difference between a FARM and a RANCH?
A FARM is any amount of acreage that is used to raise and produce food as in produce, grain and/or livestock or "agricultural production".
It is a tract of land, usually with a house, barn, silo, etc, on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood. It is also where land or water is devoted to the raising of animals, fish or plants like a pig farm, oyster farm or a tree farm.
It is also an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions (free range). A ranch is in the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. Ranch is also a term used for the method of raising less common livestock such as elk, American bison or even ostrich, emu or alpacas.
We hope that helps explain the difference between a farm and a ranch (honestly, Kyle and I weren't sure of the difference until we looked it up).