Farming has been innovated at several different points and places in human past. Succeeding step-changes in human farming techniques were prompted by the British Agricultural Revolution in the eighteenth century, and the Green Revolution of the second half of the twentieth.

A business creating tree fruits or nuts is called an orchard; a winery makes grapes. A steady is used for operations mostly associated with the training of equines. Stud and industrial ranches reproduce and produce other animals and animals.