Farming refers to the systematic production of renewable resources. The technique is typically used to get blocks, food, experience and other desired items. Specific types of farming are listed below.
Farms can be classified as manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic. Manual farms rely mostly or solely on the player to harvest and restart the farm. Semi-automatic farms use mechanisms to automatically harvest the farm, but they are manually activated by the player. Fully automatic farms do not rely on the player at all and usually use mobs or more complicated mechanisms.
- Animal farming
- Using wheat, seeds, and carrots to breed animals, to be slaughtered for their products or used in egg, milk, or wool farming.
- Hostile mob farming
- Creating spawn rooms for hostile mobs to be killed for their drops.
- Villager farming
- Farming villagers requires the player to have enough beds and job site blocks for each villager for them to breed.
- Guardian farming
- Farming guardians by funneling them to a concentrated area for materials and/or experience.
- Blaze farming
- Farming blaze rods from blazes.
- Pillager farming
- Farming crossbows, emeralds, iron tools[Bedrock Edition only] and ominous banners from pillagers.
- Drowned farming
- Farming tridents, nautilus shells, rotten flesh and gold ingots from drowned.
- Slime farming
- Farming slimeballs from slimes.
The reason to farm experience is to easily enchant items, or repair tools and armor. Many common experience farms require a difficulty above Peaceful, as they require mobs to spawn. Other uncommon farms use other ways to gain experience, such as fishing or furnaces.
- Spawner farming
- Waiting at an active monster spawner for monsters to spawn. This includes mobs that do not spawn naturally without the use of spawners, such as cave spiders.
These can be automated with a water pathway transferring the mobs to where the player is standing.
- Wheat, Carrot, Potato, Beetroot farming, and Sweet Berries
- Farming wheat, carrots, potatoes, beetroots, and Sweet Berries
- Pumpkin and Melon farming
- Farming pumpkins and melons.
- Cactus farming
- Farming cacti for green dye or traps.
- Cobblestone farming
- Creating a stone or cobblestone generator for self-repairing shelters or harvesting.
- Obsidian farming
- Creating an obsidian generator for obsidian-intensive builds.
- Ice farming
- Farming ice using a self-refilling rink.
- Pumpkin farming
- Farming pumpkins for use in pumpkin pie, jack o'lanterns or golems.
- Vine farming
- Farming vines for use instead of ladders, decoration, or crafting mossy stone bricks or mossy cobblestone.
- Tree farming
- Farming trees for wood, saplings, apples, or charcoal.
- Mycelium farming
- Farming mycelium for decoration or for growing mushrooms.
- Kelp farming
- Farming kelp for fuel or decoration.
- Nylium farming
- Farming nylium for decoration or for growing Fungus.
- Wool farming
- Farming wool for many different uses
- End stone farming
- Farming end stone for decoration
- Bamboo farming
- Farming bamboo.
- Bone Meal farming
- Farming bone meal.
- Iron farming
- Farming iron ingots by killing iron golems spawned in large villages.
- Gold farming
- Farming gold nuggets by killing zombified piglins, which spawn in the Nether or near Nether portals in the Overworld.
- Egg farming
- Farming eggs for use in cake, pumpkin pie or creating chickens.
- Cocoa bean farming
- Farming cocoa beans for use in cookies or creating brown wool.
- Mushroom farming
- Farming mushrooms for use in mushroom stew or creating huge mushrooms.
- Nether Wart farming
- Farming nether wart for use in brewing.
- Snow farming
- Trapping a snow golem and digging the snow it produces.
- Sugar Cane farming
- Farming sugar canes to make paper and sugar.
- Chorus Fruit farming
- Farming chorus fruit for food and popped chorus fruit, which makes purpur blocks and end rods.
- Fish farming
- Farming fish, experience and other items by fishing with the use of a fishing rod.
- Honey farming
- Farming honey bottles and honeycombs from bee nests.
- Weeping vine farming
- Farming weeping vines and twisting vines by bonemealing them for decoration purposes.