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How to be a Rich Farmer on the Facebook Game Farmville

Updated on April 22, 2010

How to Play and Score High on the Best Game on the Net

The Recipe For Success on this Much Loved Game

Being a farmer takes a lot of time, dedication and patience. You need to sow, watch the crops grow and then finally harvest. It does not happen overnight of course. Nowadays, however, more people are rediscovering the pleasure of reconnecting with nature and enjoying the gifts of the land. It all happens today on Farmville, the new video game that is attracting millions of players across the globe courtesy of Facebook.

On the virtual farm in Farmville, crops get to grow quite quickly. You get to cultivate strawberries, raspberries, rice, eggplants, wheat, soy beans, pumpkins and much more. However, as any well respected farmer, you must be pretty consistent. In other words, you must follow through or you will find a dry, miserable field. This is therefore, a game for those that have sufficient time to spare. You cannot plant strawberries and leave for a full day of work. If you work full time, your best choice is choosing something that matures slowly so you will not have any unpleasant surprises.

So here you have it... below are some of Farmville's best kept secrets..

How to Become a rich farmer on Facebook's Game Farmville

  • For quick profits the best choice are rasberries which mature in as little as two hours gaining you some good 46 coins. Blueberries may take a little longer but the wait is surely worth it as they will ultimately make you gain 91 coins. Other good choices are strawberries which mature in four hours allowing you to gain 35 coins.
  • Raising farm animals such as chickens, cows and sheep, may be fun, but ultimately, will not make you much rich. However, the advantage is that unlike crops they do not go bad and will not need much care.
  • Growing trees as well will not make you rich but they will be there for you without wilting. For instance, growing cherry trees takes two days for a mere gain of 18 coins, apple trees take three days for 28 coins and lime trees take 5 days for 75 coins.
  • If you are looking for making some cash, you may visit a neighbor and lend a hand by cleaning up the weeds, raking up leaves or scaring crows away. You gain some extra coins and hands on experience this way.
  • Bigger fields of course, will allow you to plant more, therefore will be much more profitable. However, in order to accomplish this you need to have several friends (called neighbors). For instance you need to have at least eight neighbors to expand the farm to a 14x14 lot, or better, 10 neighbors will give you a 16x16 lot. Of course, the more neighbors, the bigger land you may own, therefore the higher the profits.
  • Purchasing buildings allows you to get faster to the next level and therefore, progress in the game. However, ultimately, they will just sit there and not bring any profits.
  • Another way to gain some coins is by visiting your Facebook homepage and checking if any of your friends have recently won any ribbons. Here you will have the option of getting a bonus from them. The better the ribbon the more coins you will get.

As seen, just as in real life, farming can be a passionate hobby but it requires lots of time and dedication. However, just as the real farming profession, you must use astute strategies in order the gain the most out of your crop.


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      aslı sönmez 6 years ago

      I can not enter a game piece of land was due to Farmville for a month .. please help me..thank you

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      Deborah vancleave 6 years ago

      I love farmville just started about 3 months ago. I am so addicted.

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      brian smith 6 years ago

      i have a farm ville and im currnetly at level 53 ... i got to addicted and had to take abreak for a couple months but then inrealized i was way to far behind so i made another account to sen my self gifts that i need it helps alot because i am leveling up increadably fast hope this helps thanks (=

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      sharon burtch 6 years ago

      thanks 4 all the tips thus far. i have almost 3 mil in coins but i'm realizing they don't buy much. i need 27 friends to expand but gas is so expensive i'm not sure i want to. i visit my 12 neighbors for gas and get gas once. i think we are "paying to play!" i love this game but i need help!

    • profile image 6 years ago

      i want to make my farmville

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      Genelia 7 years ago

      hey you , your hub has really great tips but you don’t need to complete stupid games to get five or ten facebook credits . You can easily get credits by using facebook credit generator softwares. They are great and easy to use and you can earn hundreds of facebook credits . If you need a credit generator software then click on the link below .

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      Saravan 7 years ago


      me too addict. now im in level 82,.... hooof daaam addict...

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      lionofjuda 7 years ago

      To cage in your farmer use bales of hay instead of fences you only need to use one plot that way, fences use more plots.

      You can also use other objects as well. On my farm I even used the cellar to block my farmer and also use animals and a mastery sign.

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      gail 7 years ago

      i am an addict. i think in need to go rehab because all i do is play farmvilli. i started 4 and 1/2 months ago and i am level 40 an i have 1,890,289 coins 30 farm cash. i am saving to make 2,000,000 to get a bigger piece of land. i have a 57 friends on farmville and 10 who is addicts too. DO WE REALLY NEED REHAB?

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      jrdp10 7 years ago

      i love farmville and by the way farmville addict you wouldn't lose money from planting rasberries because you get 46 coins from harvesting them. you lose 20 coins for buying 1 lose 10 coins for planting it.and 20+10=30. then you subtract 30 from 46 which is 16 .so you are actually gaining sixteen coins... in you face

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      Farmville Addict 7 years ago

      for all plants you need to add 30 coins to how much it costs, just because it costs 30 extra coins to get the soil plowed, so for instance if you bought 30 raspberry plots, you would spend 1,500 coins and would earn 1,380 coins. If you did that, you just lost 120 coins. if you bought 30 plots of say, watermelons, you would spend 4,800 coins and would earn 10,440 coins. That's 5,640 coins of profit Hope i helped the people losing money

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      brittney vonsawilski 7 years ago

      i hope the games is not soooooooooooooooooooooo boreing lol gtg bye

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      Matt Brady 7 years ago

      Getting tips for which crops to choose is always handy for newbies, as working out the math of which crop gives the biggest profit per day is very useful. I still like some crops for their looks though!

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      adorababy 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Go to the market, purchase the cheapest fences, and set the fences around the person. After you have set four fences down you will need to turn two of them. You can click on the fence when it is placed and turn it sideways. This effectively blocks in the person and now you can plow and plant much quicker.

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      joshua 8 years ago

      I'm always playing my moms farmville last month because I have no facebook Im always planting grapes because it costs 270 when iam harvesting it because of that grapes my mom's level is 48 but some times i also plant grapes.But now i have my own facebook I.m playing also farmville at the level of 20 I am also planting grapes.

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      Royce 8 years ago

      im level 47 and i plant peas (:

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      Dobson 8 years ago from Virginia

      Very good collection of tips. Farmville bacame way too time consuming for me, plus the rumor of it becoming PAY-TO-PLAY ran me off. I am trying Social City now.

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      Ultimate Strategy Guide  8 years ago

      There are more and more people joining the ranks of FarmVille every day. No one can get enough of this game and there are plenty of reasons why. In FarmVille, you can get away from the noise and stress of everyday life

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      bhavjas 8 years ago

      your tips are very good they help me very frequently

      :O :D :) ;) ;(

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      Dustin 8 years ago

      Grapes and Peas are by far the most best way to gain xp and money every havest for grapes is 270 then you have to think of the cost to plant and plow so in the end your make 170 per spot more then making on raspberrys unless you were at it all day which is ludicris. Peas make you seven more coins 177 but you need to be a way higher level. happy farming

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      Mutiny92 8 years ago from Arlington, VA

      Great job on the hub! I think these Facebook Games are growing even more popular!

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      mohanad 8 years ago

      iam lvl 25 in this game

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      pheobe 8 years ago

      farmville is fun! and my mom is way to adicted to it!

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      ArronHughes 8 years ago

      How do you get your animals to walk all over the place? Mine just stand there, while my daughter’s move like crazy in their pens. I don’t have an option in my drop down menu for them to roam. Any ideas?

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      johnje3ni 8 years ago

      Great share, can't live without playing Farmville everyday..

      Cheat for Farmville on Facebook

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      Farmville Nut 8 years ago

      Farmville takes too long and my farmer needs a 12 ball shot gun and a vicious dog for authenticity.

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      Tigra 8 years ago

      Nice tips thanks. What is the best way to get ribbons? planting the same crop over and over?

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      Renee S 8 years ago from Virginia

      I got so addicted to many of the FaceBook games! After I built up whatever it was (island, farm, cafe) I got bored and had to take a break.

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      Denver Nadasen 8 years ago

      i have more than 400 plots on farmville, and on level 35 currently. i stopped the game for awhile and started in the last week in december i gained more than 40 000xp in less than three weeks, all you have to do is try get enough ribbons and you must work out a time as to when you are going to harvest. i am planting peas currently and gain 3xp for every plot. also don't forget to fertilise and clean your neighbours farms every xp counts at the end of the day to take you to the next level

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      Kosovo 8 years ago

      Farm Ville is the best game that I ever played . Here in KOSOVO Farm Ville is a very very speshul GAME ! . bRAVO JENI ME TE MIRTIT :D Ju dua FV

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      Word Of Warkraft 8 years ago

      Very good beginners tips and sure to get the much needed cash rolling in.

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      Charles Dickens 8 years ago

      Go to the Farmwville Wikia, click 'seeds' and scroll down to the table. Sort the table on 'profits per hour' if you're in for cash, or 'exp per 24 hrs' when you want to focus on XP points.

      Look for the most valuable crop, and choose one that will be ready to harvest when you have free time.

      If you don't have much money, you want to make sure all your squares are filled with crop. But can you afford that?

      Count your squares (most likely 144) and divide your money with 144.

      Say you have 10.000 coins: 10000/144 = 69. So you can purchase any crop that (including plowing) costs less than 69 coins, and still fill your entire field. Which means everything will be ready to harvest at one time.

      Good luck farmers!

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      BaKa mOnsTEr 8 years ago

      Well, I really don't like this because it doesn't help much

      I need 30,000 for a vehicle

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      scheng1 8 years ago

      One thing I enjoy about game is that the certainty of getting rich is a given.

      Too bad life does not have the same certainty of getting rich.

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      maxx88 8 years ago

      Thank you for your advice :)

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      suhaab 8 years ago

      i want just to bne on max and have the biggest ville with many beautiful things that give me many ribbons.i just want to upgrade my farm and travel to max level 70

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      Hassan Zia 8 years ago

      just put a fence around ur farmer to harvest quickly & it works also.In return do me a favor add me as a neighbor. Plz

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      elle-jo sambrook 8 years ago

      thankyou very mutch for the advice


      miss elle-jo sambrook 8

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      Chenoa  8 years ago

      Don't play the game if you don't like it easy solution

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      JP 8 years ago

      I agree with MK - planting soybeans then deleting is the best way to build XP once you have the coins to do so. The problem is the time it takes to do this vs. letting time do the work... oh and the carpal tunnel syndrome I'm now XPriencing.

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      Heels4her 8 years ago

      Lock her in a field but using a gate or hedge. When you lock her in the computer will harvest or plant faster instead of waiting for her or him to talk across the field.

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      MK 8 years ago

      My favorite way to get XP points is planting soybeans, then deleting them and planting more, etcetera. They only cost 15 coins and get you 2 XP. Plowing one square also costs 15 coins and gets you 1 XP, so 30 coins for 3 pts, 10 coins per XP, which is a lot cheaper than buying decorations (hay bales, for example, are 20 coins per XP). Plus sometimes when plowing you uncover coins!

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      Ultimate Guide to Farmville 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing tips for one of best game on facebook. I just Love this game. you help me a lot.

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Poor Ram, you're missing out on a very interesting game that emphasizes profit/loss, time management, crop planning, AND it's very relaxing.

      Thanks, Alexandry.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Alexadry, Great helpful tips! Farmville really teaches a deeper discipline principle. You must daily take a few moments to take care.... Thank You! Blessings!

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      MzTra 8 years ago

      Thanks for al the tips. Hopfully I will be a rich farmer.

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      ram 8 years ago

      i hate that idiot game

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      catherine garrido estrera 8 years ago

      My Brother always look up with farmville in his facebook, I guess I would check into it

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      Dao Hoa 8 years ago

      All of my children and their friends talk about Farmville in their Facebook. I guess I should check into it.

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      wiselemon 8 years ago

      Haha. I read about this game in newspaper that some people set alarm to sell food in right time.

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      John 8 years ago

      Ive been getting about 4000 Exp points everyday lol i plant grapes which are 2 xp everyday and you make pretty good cash.

      I take the cash i get everyday and spend it all on Bales of hay then i delete all the hay and then the next day i do it again. I make a crazy amount of xp ive only been playing for a month now and im lev 28. Plus i only play about an hour day. Im leveling like crazy flying past all my friends or catching up really fast.


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      Kaabi 8 years ago from Maryland

      Your hubs are amazing! Your one about Farkle I already knew everything, since there is really not that much to know, but I knew nothing about Farmville and now I have a good background in it. Thanks!

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      Amanda W 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      You made some good points, and this is a solid explanation of the game. I was hoping for some secret inside info I didn't already have, but I can definitely refer friends who don't play to your article so they can learn how to progress.

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      Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      My Grandson loves watching me play Farmville, especially the animal noises. Pretty harmless pastime!

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      Nisha shan 8 years ago

      I too prefer facebook than any other social network... Thank you.

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      KONG 8 years ago

      Facebookl is happy.

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      Vizey 8 years ago

      I love video games and intested in playing this video. I would like thank you for finding this video games.

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      Haute Coco 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      great tips. also keep in mind that planting a variety of crops also gains extra points and now you can earn ribbons for different tasks. im on farmville all day everday!

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      Sara 8 years ago

      I use the formula [(profit)/(time)]. (I will explain in depth below.)

      Pretty obvious, but I hope it helped someone.

      Also take into account how often you'll be on facebook. If a crop takes 8 hours to harvest, you have 8 hours afterwards to harvest your crop. If it takes 4 hours to harvest, you only get a 4 hour window to harvest your crop. [NOTE: This part is what I heard from my sister. I have only been playing the game for 1 day, so I have not tried it. Could I get clarification on this?]

      example: Strawberries

      Buy: 10

      Cost of planting: 15

      Sell: 35

      Profit: (35-15-10)= 10

      Time to harvest: 4 hours

      Formula: (Profit/Time) = 10/4 = 2.5

      The higher the number, the better the crop.

      I'm wondering what other ways there are to make FarmBucks (whatever they're called) besides paying real money. Leveling up, sending gifts, planting new crops, are all ways, I believe. Helping friends sometimes gets a Buck too. Anyone know anything more on these Bucks?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 8 years ago from USA

      Well.. purchasing seeds and plowing is part of farming, not sure how to get away with that! The plowing costs remain the same regardless of the veggie being harvested, as for the costs of the seeds the raspberries still allow to make more profit in a shorter amount of time (of course you must have lots of time on hand to take advantage of this).

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      farmer 2 8 years ago

      But, you have to figure in the cost of seeds too, and that each time a plot is plowed it costs 15 coins, right. I'm finding it complicated to determine which crops produce the most income.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 8 years ago from USA

      true, but by getting more raspberries you will get to harvest every 2 hours which will make you plow more often which will ultimately make you gain the same experience plus more money :)

      Let's calculate this together:

      strawberries will make you gain 1 experience point for plowing, 1 experience point for planting them and then 35 coins every four hours. This gives you a total of 2 experience points and 35 coins over four hours.

      Raspberries will make you gain 1 experience point for plowing, 0 experience point for planting them and then 46 coins every two hours. Now double this. With a total of 2 experience points and 92 coins over the course of four hours.

      With more money you will be able to buy more equipment which in the long run will also make you gain more experience points.

      So in the time frame of four hours, you do the math, raspberries ultimately is the way to go.

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      Ms Max 8 years ago

      The drawback to planting/harvesting raspberries is you get 0 (zero) experience points, so you may get a little gain, but moving up levels is where it's at as far as advancing and getting zero points for any produce won't advance you.

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      Sounds like a bunch of fun , I have only played texas poker hold 'em on facebook, and I really like , cant play well ,but its fun!! ,so cant wait to check out Farmville now too! Thankyou for a fun hub.

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Haha! My friends love this game! They talk about it all the time :) I see that you have had quite a bit of experience in this game as well :D Great tips!

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      Kozytoez 8 years ago from Niceville, FL

      Yes, Farmville is fun. I think I started within the first 48 hours that the game was started back earlier in the summer. I'm now level 36 and still going!

      My strategy in the beginning was to plant short producing crops like blueberries and build coins and experience points. You need exp points to be able to buy new things and expand your farm. And you want to make sure you gift out to people everyday so they will gift back. Then as you run out of room you want to keep your higher producing items. Now I only keep date trees and goats as my room is limited and I want to have every plot of land possible to produce more coins and experience points. Check out the Facebook Farmville ADD Neighbors Fast Group if you need more neighbors! Lots of hints there to grow your farms. Enjoy!!

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      Valerie 8 years ago

      Thanks for the help! I am absolutely addicted to Farmville on facebook and this really helped me a lot.


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