Hiring Plowers

Plowing your farm can be tedious, even when you can plow four entire squares at a time. Wouldn’t it be sweet if there was a way you could get other people to do it for you? What about if you could save some coin while doing it as well? Man, it must be your lucky day.. because it just so happens that there’s a feature that does just that. But the down side is it needs to be unlocked.

In order to be able to hire people to plow your farm, you need to unlock the trophy for having 10 neighbours in Farm Town. There’s no level requirement, you simply need 10 neighbours. Once you have the 10, the feature automatically unlocks and is available. So request every person on your My Neighbours page to become your neighbour and happy plowing!

Now that you understand how to do it, I’ll overlay the reasoning behind WHY you should do it. The cost for you to plow a square is 20 coins. The cost for a stranger to plow a square is 15 coins. And the cost for one of your neighbours to plow your squares is 10 coins! See the image below:

Plow Pricing

The people you hire to plow are ONLY able to plow previously harvested areas. So there’s no way they can run around plowing wherever they like and ruining your beautiful little farm. So don’t worry at all! Just get those 10 neighbours and away you go!

NOTE: Make sure you’re at the farm while they’re plowing, or else you might not get the experience!

79 comments

    1. when the field symbol goes underground you can actually faster! it is UNDER the ground. just watchj as t moves and you click on the actual harvested ground. WOrks like a charm most of thetime!

    2. Why do you have to have 8 neighbors to hire someone to plow for you??? I only have six and I am going crazy. I am level 31 and have almost 5 million dollars and I cannot hire someone to plow for me?????

      1. When I was trying to get neighbors I went to the INN & Marketplace and asked if anyone wanted to be my neighbor. I had 7 and ended up with 16. It has the bonus of being able to tend their farms daily for 6 XP points daily. You can only visit 1x daily.
        Also make sure the person that has agreed to be your neighbor knows how to do it. Both people need to make & confirm the request to benefit you both.
        I had so many people not comfim my request after I was their neighbor… they didn’t realize that they weren’t mine yet. Now I have them confirm first… if they don’t do it I won’t either. Fair is fair!!!

      2. betty did you get 10 neighbors yet? if not then email me and you can add me as one of your neighbors. my face book is debra evans gorden

  1. I have the same problem, he has. Today I notice the spacing thing, but it realy do nothing extraordinary for me. why other players can plow and i don’t?

  2. What is the story with working in others farms and harvesting….the phrases “Raspberries Field Harvested” (or peas, wheat, whatever) stay on the screen for each crop you harvest, so as you do quite a few, the screen is crowded with these words all over the field. It is really frustrating, because it seems other harvesters are going from box to box with no problem. I have talked to others, and some get this, others don’t. What do you suggest?When I harvest my own farm, i do not get this.

    1. If you’re using Internet Explorer, consider trying another browser such as FireFox or Safari. Also, try updating your Flash Player to the latest version. Hope this helps!

      1. I did as you said and updated my flash player. But I still get the annoying “raspberries harvested” or what ever I am harvesting

        1. Bring the screen up larger when U start (scroll on your mouse) …means U can’t see as much, but stops the writing appearing….works in full screen and normal screen. At least, it does for me.
          Good luck.

    2. hi, that happened to me too but i noticed that if you zoom in the crops and harvest that way, the signs don’t appear. Iv’e been doing it since and I have no problem harvesting now just as long as I zoom it.

  3. I’ve only had this problem today. Why is it that when I’m asked to help plow someone’s field, I accept, but when I start it’s as if I’m deleting their harvested field instead of plowing it – it just disappears?

    1. In your preferences, is your “Remove Space Between Fields” box checked? View our Planting Crops Closer tutorial.

      1. Thank you, I read the “Planting Crops Closer” tutorial, but it doesn’t explain why I would have the capability of deleting someone else’s harvested field???

  4. Thank you, I’ve read the tutorial, but it doesn’t explain why I would have the capability of deleting someone elses harvested field when what I really am trying to do is plow it. Am I missing something on the tutorial?

    1. you go to a neighbour that has the green dot which indicates they are online. Once there hope they are at their farm and talk to them. If they respond you can click on them and hire them. Otherwise send them a message and hope they read it – ask them to go to your farm if interested in harvesting/plowing.

  5. I uncheck “show trees”. I now go to someones elses farn, and then they ask my to harvest their trees, i go in and now click on check box to show trees, but it doesn’t show them. Why does it do that?

    1. u will need to ask them to send another harvesting invite, u need to refresh the page for these changes to take effect

    2. I get around that by going in with trees shown and then uncheck the show trees box after I’m on the farm and ready to harvest. If they ask me to do the trees too, all I have to do is go back and put the check and and the trees all come back without a refresh. It works with flowers that get in the way too.

  6. When I hire someone to plow, the plots turn green, then they disappear. They are not receiving any coins . when I reload/refresh my unplowed plots reappear. Can you help me??

      1. I am having the same problem plowing. But the spaces are all close on the farms that I plow. I don’t think that is the problem.

        1. I did change the ‘remove space between fields’ & it fixed the problem for me to plow closed spaced fields…Thank you!!!!

          1. I have my preferences set to plow closer and still have the problem of other not plowing all the spaces; turns to green. Could it be on their preferences?

  7. “NOTE: Make sure you’re at the farm while they’re plowing, or else you might not get the experience!”

    do u still get experience if someone else plows ur fields?

    1. Yes, you still get the experience if someone plows your fields for you. They also get a XP point and 5 coins for each field.

  8. i dont where 2 go 2 talk about my problem..
    yesterday i hired a girl 2 harvest at my farm with one condition.. she cannot harvest my trees.. and she agreed not 2 do that..
    suddenly when she at my farm and finish harvesting all my crops.. she go 2 my trees and harvest all my trees..
    so the question is.. how i want 2 fired someone that i hired 2 harvest?
    because of some reason the harvester doesnt care what they doing at other ppl farm.. so plz someone or anyone help me 2 solve my problem…

    1. this has happened to me & I’ve learn to go over to their avatar & click on it then select “ignore” this so & so & then their automatically booted from your farm but once you’ve click to ignore this someone it’s permanent so choose wisely 🙂

      1. It is not permanent! If you go to the ‘Account’ tab, you can release all those ppl U ignore or block. There are 2 tabs – one is preferencees and the other is ‘blocked users’. Click on blocked users and you can unblock them if you want or leave them there if they have been harrassing you.

  9. I noticed that when I help someone plow, I am not getting all of the exp. points that I should be. I have multiple exp. points that are not added to my number up at the top.

    1. I have had this problem too. I used to quickly click a lot of crops quickly to plow and they would go to 0% and then I would hang around at the end and wait for “plow lag”. Then I noticed that I wasn’t getting the exp or coins! The only way around this is to only plow one (or up to about 3) at a time, which really slows you down.

  10. i have a question about the items that you click on when you click a person to bring up the menu does the visit or tend have to be in there because a lot of times when you are in the market to either work or hire someone others will click on you and go to your farm ….i have been catching this a lot lately…..and ended up have a problem with a person that left me a message on the message thing to be their buddy and after i answered them no they started harrassing me from then on—was just wondering about this

    1. Go in to your buddy list and find the person you agreed to be buddys with. Click on the yellow plower, (not sure what it’s called) and you can delete that person from your list.

  11. I now have 10 neighbors and am trying to hire people to plow. I instead get a pop up that says I need to have fields that are in need of plowing or fields that have gone to waste. I do…help!

        1. I found that the FIRST time I added new plots – I have to plow them before someone can be hired to do it. don’t know if this is a glitch – its just the way it works for me. Once I have done them, I can hire no problem.

  12. I was harvesting on another person’s farm. Half of the crop had reached 100% and the other part was still at 99%. I harvested the part of the crop that was ready and started waiting for the crop to turn. The farmer thought that I was wasting time. I told him that the crop hadn’t turned yet. Is there a way that I can refresh without being kicked off. This has also happened when I tried to harvest trees after another person had turned them off. I click on the wrench, but the screen doesn’t always reload. How can you refresh the screen without leaving the farm that you were hired to work on.

  13. I have a question about when i am plowing another farm I click all of the plots, then another avatar comes and plow again over the same plots i have clicked. I think I still get my points but does the farmer get charged double for the plots plowed? evidently they can’t see that they have been plowed already.

    1. For Rhonda that wrote: “I have a question about when i am plowing another farm I click all of the plots, then another avatar comes and plow again over the same plots i have clicked.”

      Close in on the avatar you see, and then click on them. I beleive you’ll find that it’s actually YOUR avatar catching up with the clicking you’ve done.

      I also had that happening and was wondering if that person was getting the credit instead of me, or if they couldn’t see that they had been clicked and were in limbo between the harvest click and the payment etc, but as I watched, each time they had a pt. raise over their head, my total coins went up at the same time. When I zoomed in I could see it was actually ME lol.

      I hope this helps
      Have a Great Day
      Aurora Jade

  14. When I am hired to Harvest some people plots it comes up you are being hired at 50% of the price of the crop. Is that a certain level or a trophy and which one is it..

    1. If you take a look at the green box at the start of this thread, and flip it, you’ll see that if you are the hiring farmer, it will cost you less to hire neighbors, as opposed to strangers.

      So, if you are the one hired, you’ll be paid 50%of what the crop sells for if the farmer that hired you is a stranger. Now,if it’s one of YOUR NEIGHBORS, you get paid 25% of what the crop sells for. I assume that’s because your neighbors are your closer “friends” so to speak, and we always give closer friends a break when they need help, and they return the favor for us when we need it.

      I hope that makes it a bit clearer for you.

      Have a Great Day
      Aurora Jade

  15. 2 issues…i am down to 16 gifts/requests a day, and I do not know why…and apparently there have been upgrades (such as go home confirmation)…and none of these have taken effect on my farm!! i don’t know what is going on with either of these things! Help please! I tried to use slashkey forum…but apparently i am a little to thread illiterate to use that site…lol!!! Thanks!

    1. when at your farm, scroll down to the bottom of your screen. There is Farm Town, Contact & Report. click on Contact and send off a request to the help desk about your problem. They are great and respond quickly.

  16. Can someone answer this problem please?
    My friend has a farm and I can visit it and see her there. I can hire her to work on my farm. She can not see me on her farm and so can’t hire me. We know when each is online and have used our phones to talk while we are on Farm Town so we know we are in the same place. But she can’t see me. This has been going on for the last few weeks.

  17. I need to know why my fields look plowed when I hire someone to harvest them? I then have to delete them and start all over….

  18. How do you deal with harvesters that harvest your trees when you specically ask them not to??? Before I hire people I ask them to turn off trees or please not to harvest them. I’ve lost my fruited trees 3 times this week because they wouldn’t honor my request, and when I saw them doing it I sent message after message pleading for them to stop but they would not! An option really needs to be added that you can “FIRE” people or either a way to block your trees from being harvested.

  19. I have 10 neighbors, and I want to know how to hire my neighbors to plow. I tried clicking on the neighbor, and that option was not there. How do I actually get a neighbor to plow for me? Can you ask a neighbor to harvest for you, too?

    1. YES – to both.
      your neighbour needs to be online – check for the green dot which indicates they are online.
      Then either go to their farm and find them and ask if they was to harvest/plow for you. If so click on them and do the hiring.
      Or send a message asking them to come to your farm to harvest/plow if they want. When they arrive click on their avatar and hire.

  20. my problem is when i am hire to harvest, i am very slow and it say there wait…i’m busy…when the others are so fast…it will harvest if the coins appear. what seem to be the problem? please help me

    1. when you arrive at a farm make sure:
      1. All views (buildings, trees, flowers) are OFF
      2. right click on your screen – click on QUALITY and set to LOW.

      too many graphics will mean you go SLOW

  21. why am i having problems of people harvesting my trees when i wasn,t on. i signed out and then signed back in all my trees were harvest.. then i hired someone to harvest my garden and i told him three times not to harvest my trees and he harvest all my trees anyways , and when i told him to stop i signed out , and back in again he was still doing them please tell me how do i stop this ,

    1. click on their avatar and hit IGNORE – boots them off your farm.

      Can’t see him in your trees to do this? Hide your trees

  22. When i am hired to plow, I am so much slower plowing than the other plowers. What is the trick to be able to plow faster. Is it faster when you are using a laptop rather than a pc like I am?

  23. I HATE it when people hire a ton of people to work for them and they only have a small area to be worked. If you hire 1 or 2 people they won’t have to go back to the marketplace and beg for more jobs.
    A favor please… if you need to work DON”T write requests that are repetitive, such as – hire me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz – or hiremehirehiremehiremehireme… etc. I have seen others tell them to stop and that they are being annoying… I refuse to hire them… they are acting like spoiled brats whining when they don’t get their way. Maybe others refuse to hire them also.

  24. I am also annoyed that hired harvesters that you let plow, plow where I told them not to. I had to leave the game and left them to it. Trusting they would adhrere my instructions. A way has to be found to be able to boot them off the property and if possible dock their wages (ie coins/exp points).

  25. i usually go and plow someones field for them and go back to the market place when i’m done and the XP coins follow em and add up on my total but lately that has not been happening, i have had to stay on the persons farm untill my avatar has gone all over the spaces i have plowed which can take upto half an hour sometimes, any one know a way in which i can ploww and leave and still get my points? It does the same with the harvesting, am i doing something wrong??

  26. Ok, first for Rhonda that wrote: “I have a question about when i am plowing another farm I click all of the plots, then another avatar comes and plow again over the same plots i have clicked.”

    Close in on the avatar you see, and then click on them. I beleive you’ll find that it’s actually YOUR avatar catching up with the clicking you’ve done.

    I also had that happening and was wondering if that person was getting the credit instead of me, or if they couldn’t see that they had been clicked and were in limbo between the harvest click and the payment etc, but as I watched, each time they had a pt. raise over their head, my total coins went up at the same time.
    I hope this helps
    Have a Great Day
    Aurora Jade

  27. I have a question……………..sometimes when I harvest or plow for my daughter….it looks like the whole farm is harvested or plowed but if she refreshes………….it looks like it is hardly done……..what is the problem with that

  28. How do I refresh a page when I’m on a farmer’s farm without having it go back to my own farm. Tonight someone told me to use the F5 key, but when I did this, it refreshed and put me back at my farm. and if I use the green refresh key at the top of my computer screen, that too starts Farm Town all over again for me. Any suggestions?

  29. when I get hired at the market – I always have to ignore some1 else to be able to accept and do the job – if I do not do that I get an error message: data saving error X025 – I have contacted the gaming people and all I get is udate flash player and I do have the latest version – it also happens when I harvest for some 1 and they want to hire me to plow – if there are no other worker I have to ignore the farmer that hired me

  30. the past weekend I have noticed that when I have plowed/harvested on a farm it takes forever to allow me to get of the farm – when I click it say “I’m busy” – that forces me to refresh and loose the possibility of another job (plow after harvest) on the farm – I have tried the saving farmtown data but that takes just as long

  31. I hired someone to plow my fields and she requested that I hire her twice. She said it would go much quicker that way. I did hire her twice to plow and it seemed to go quicker. Does anyone know how this works? And does it cost twice as much if you hire the same person twice to plow your field during the same session?

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