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by Jennifer Huber - May 19, 2013 Star_s3,476 views

I don't know if this will help anyone, but I've got a "method" that has been working pretty well. I've at level 42, but I don't see where they wouldn't work for folks at any level. Some things I thought of myself, and others I've learned over the last two weeks. For what it's worth, here they are:

#1 - Plant one of your PRIZED long term crops(12 hours or more, but a 1 day crop is best) with ONLY the number of crops that you can harvest by farmhands. This guarantees you good points when harvesting and, depending on how much you play at least 2, if not 3, harvests with high points. (remember to go after requests for farm help from friends that will help you out and ALWAYS fertilize these crops)

#2 - PLAN your animals. Store all your prized animals and when purchasing, always go for those that produce the most fertilizer for the amount you can spend. Cochin chickens are great for this, as are certain goats and ALWAYS have the black Arabian horse, a few if you can. They're relatively cheap and produce 4 ferlizer per feeding until prized. Keep "un" prized animals on your farm (except for your Polish Silver Laced Chickens from rare eggs - they give you ferilizer even after being prized) so that you keep refreshing your fertilizer supply.

#3 - PLAN your water too.. I've got over 90 plots so I've got 6 wells. But, I've only been harvesting trees as I need them for quests, or my pine trees to make my fertilizer forks. Don't harvest and waste water on your trees unless ou need them.

#4 - Make sure you visit your neighbors that will give you prized crop points as often as they become available. And, go for the crops (if they have them) that YOU have prized - it will give you more points.

#5 - If you have one of your prized crops ready to harvest but have neighbors there ready to help... harvest your crop FIRST, before you have them help. If you need fertilizer, harvest, if you need water - let them water for you, if you're short on fertilizer, then water the plots they want to help on and they will fertilize for you.

As a rule, I plant two sections of my crop land with 28 plots each of the 1 day crops I have prized... one is Sunflower and the other Strawberries. When my farm hands become available - I use them to harvest those crops only. I usually can use farmhands twice a day... so each day I get two groups of plots that really up my points for the fair. I use the other plots to plant for quests, or for whatever I need, but I generally try to plant them with a prized crop.

Hope this helps someone...

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my fair has been over for several weeks now. I have already sold the county fair

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Maria, try updating your account on Zynga.com. Everything will work properly then. If you have been a naughty girl then you will get the 24 hour lockout after that, business as usual.

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I do not have the county fair, no chili stand, and no mail. I haven't been getting mail for two weeks or so except here and there. I can't get sugar, salt, etc.... Any idea what is going on. Can anyone help?

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Thank You Tabitha, I guess I can wait on the county fair, but I have other problems, like why when i level i cant buy a trough of any kind, game tells me to add more pigs and sheep to my farm but when i try to add from my inventory, I'm told to add a trough, when I can manage to find the trough it tells me its locked, so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong and if I try to buy and animal, it says do I want to add to my inventory, so now I'm not able to finish some of the quests...Does anyone know what I can do?

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I'm a level 42 and even though it takes me forever to level up I've found that if I quickly harvest everything when I'm close to leveling up and plant something that I've blue-ribboned on that takes a day and fertilize it then I go to the kiln and use up every power I have taking it into double XP (I usually choose trivets) to force me into leveling up I can harvest all that crop and with the extra water and the animals that become hungry again so I can get more fertilizer I can do a whole new field usually. I've managed to level up with each medal so far, but I play alot.

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@ cheryl the country fair has not been rolled out to all players yet that is probably why you haven't gotten it on your farm yet.

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Really 'Michael?? We'll see tomorrow when I get my farm back..oh, sorry, I meant Zynga's farm back.. I just play...

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HERES A TIP TO SUCCEED AT THE FAIR. GET CAUGHT IN VIOLATION OF ZYNGAS TERMS OF SERVICE AND WHEN THE SUSPENSION IS LIFTED YOU START THE COUNTY FAIR OVER FOR THE WEEK WITH THE SAME POINTS YOU HAD THE WEEK BEFORE. THERES YOU ANOTHER GLITCH ZYNGA!!!!!

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I need some help here please, I just leveled again to 30, was told buy a trough, i have tried and troughs dont even show, I want to move my peacock from the nesting tree to my farm but it keeps telling me to buy a trough, what am I doing wrong now tyvm for any help or suggestions

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I still dont have the county fair, I am lvl 29, also does anyone know why I have expanded twice and lvl'd but not able to buy any water troughs so can not add any animals

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I operate with very few LE animals... a couple I bought back when, when I could afford farm bucks, but those days are over. I focus on keeping enough pigs (the cheap coin bought one's though I do have a couple that are the "prize" pigs you could win) to keep the mud wallow going. This helps tremendously when I'm almost there to level up and need some quick XP. (I also plan as this approaches to make sure I have only my prized 12-24 hour crops in the ground.)

I rotate my golden cochin chickens regularly along with my black Arabians and always check for the output of fertilizer before I buy any animal, be it a goat, sheep, horse or dairy. And, the only time I've stored babies is when I'm too full to put them on the farm... but I never buy them to store them. The price of the animals I use hasn't changed so I figure why bother until I need them.

I craft, or sell my crops, to make enough to buy my animals and to keep myself with the golden shovel. So far it's worked, I'm about 2,000 points above the highest player in my farming community and with little effort, just good planning. ;)

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You can also store babies in your inventory right after buying the animal if your animal population is capped. Could be useful if you want to stock u on LE animals or something I guess.

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@Sugar Gosh - I did know that, but didn't want to confuse the answer I was giving. I suspect Suziemitch was referring to being unable to store animals already on her farm, which can only happen for animals that have become Prized.

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@Alan - you can actually store baby animals - if you click CANCEL when the baby animal arrives it will go into your inventory - or if you have max animals on the farm it goes straight into your inventory.... Hence the massive confusion with quests involving getting an animal. LOL.

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@Suziemitch Newbold - The only animals you can store on FarmVille 2 are Prized animals. You cannot store Baby or Adult animals.

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my biggest problem is that the game wont let me store my animals ...

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I agree with the grocer, the quests take me 1-3 days at the most, but I disagree with your opinion on the XP and pursuing success at the county fair. Doing this, has had me leveled up twice in the last two weeks of the fair. Actually, by keeping the animals up, and growing the prized crops, you increase your XP production. I leveled up two days ago and am already nearly at the halfway mark to level up again. :)

But, like you said - "Happy Farming and to each his own game!" :)

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Thanks for this but for my money playing your game for the county fair is like playing your game for the quests or, even worse, playing your game for the grocery points. They are fun but in the scheme of things don't progress your game - unless, of course, you are not interested in getting the land expansions. The rewards are just not worth the effort. I prefer to play for XP first and the county fair is something that happens on the side if it happens. The quests usually take me about a week because I don't really place much emphasis on rushing through them and the grocer is (for me) a total waste of time and effort.

But hey - happy farming everyone. To each his own game!

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