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farming (n.)

1590s, "action of farming out, practice of letting or leasing taxes, etc., for collection," verbal noun from farm (v.). Meaning "business of cultivating land, husbandry" is attested by 1733.

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Definitions of farming
1
farming (n.)
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock;
Synonyms: agriculture / husbandry
farming (n.)
agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life;
farming is a strenuous life
Synonyms: land
2
farming (adj.)
relating to farming or agriculture;
farming communities
Synonyms: agrarian / agricultural
From wordnet.princeton.edu