Netflix Farming Simulator 23 Teaches Kids (and Adults) About Farming

When most people think of Netflix, they immediately recall nights of binging TV series and movies at the touch of a button. But there are other benefits that accompany a Netflix subscription, too, including gaming. And we’re especially delighted about a fun farming mobile game included with Netflix that informs as much as it entertains: Farming Simulator 23. But just because it’s a video game, don’t think that Farming Simulator 23 is only for the kiddos in your life!

Grown-ups can also dive deep into the game and learn the ins-and-outs of agriculture, farm life, and how rural economies keep America both well-fed and well-invigorated. Keep reading to learn the basics of Farming Simulator 23 on Netflix Games, which you can enjoy on DFN’s high-speed fiber internet, while better understanding just how essential farms and rural communities are to our country’s present and future.

The Technical Basics of Farming Simulator 23

Farming Simulator 23 is a mobile game, which means it can be played on a smartphone or tablet through your Netflix account. The game works brilliantly on both Android and Apple’s iOS systems (i.e., iPhone and iPad), so it doesn’t matter which brand of device you use.

To begin your Farming Simulator 23 journey, simply download the game from the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store and then make sure you’re logged into your Netflix account from your device to start playing. Keep in mind that the game does not save your progress to the cloud as you go along, so you could lose your hard-earned virtual farming efforts if you don’t save to your device!

For an optimal gaming experience, be sure to connect your mobile device to your Wi-Fi network, powered by DFN’s fiber. If you don’t, you’ll depend on your device’s data plan while playing, which won’t be as reliable, stable, or fast as fiber.

Virtual Farming Fun from Your Home

Farming Simulator 23 brings the joys—and significant challenges—of farming and rural living to life on your mobile devices. Many players also find the game relaxing and even calming, a pleasant way to unwind as they’re charmed by its lovely, bucolic graphics and countryside aesthetics.

From the start, you’re put in charge of all aspects of running a farm and creating a thriving agricultural business. Farming Simulator 23 lets you raise and tend livestock, select crops for planting and harvesting, and develop production of many products. 

But, as any “real-life” farmer will tell you, it’s not simply a matter of picking out the animals and seeds you want to produce. Indeed, success in the game will take some careful thought and planning, too, as well as longer-term vision for your farm.

For example, just as you would on a real farm, you must feed your livestock—and each animal’s dietary needs are different. Take cows, for example. To keep your bovine friends happy—and fattened up—you’ll need to select a proper mixture of feed, including hay and straw, but also mineral feed. Chickens, of course, will have a very different diet, so you’ll want to make thoughtful choices for them about feed and how much space to provide them, as well.

Players must also make choices about crop selection and soil preparation. After all, both money and property space are not unlimited! And Farming Simulator 23 provides ample crop choices for your consideration. Some crops are more profitable, like soy and sugar beets. But you can also try your hand at growing many other crops, too, from longtime staples like cotton and potatoes, to more specialized produce like grapes and olives.

However, each crop has different soil conditions, space requirements, fertilization types and schedules, and even machinery needs. Cotton, for example, has a unique harvesting machine that must be used to properly collect the cotton when it’s ready for market. Even the seemingly humble potato has specific demands, from seeder machines to harvesters.

Farming Simulator 23 Teaches Agricultural Economics and the Value of Rural Communities

Through the process of playing, Farming Simulator 23 also teaches practical farming concepts and agricultural economics. For instance, players need to watch their budgets when making equipment purchases. Sure, an enormous, shiny new tractor would be awesome (and often useful) for plowing—and super fun to drive around the farm!

But savvy players will learn to save their hard-earned cash for the essentials and grow their farm and business sustainably over time as they cultivate their land—just as America’s farmers do every day. Thus, larger capital investments in expensive machinery should be carefully planned out to focus on the crops and livestock critical to the farm’s success.

The interdependence among feed diversity, soil quality, weather variability, and reliance on the output of other farmers and ranchers from around the world are also significant components of Farming Simulator 23—just as they are in America’s rural communities. You’ll also gain knowledge of core farming principles like crop yields, supply chains, the science of fertilizers, and even the finer distinctions between raising pigs and sheep!

Taken together, players come to understand—and genuinely appreciate—the complicated but fascinating dynamics of farming and America’s broader agricultural and rural heritage. And you get to do so from the comfort of your home through DFN’s cutting-edge fiber network and Netflix.

Don’t Sleep on Netflix Gaming!

Beyond being well-known for streaming on-demand TV series and movies, Netflix is quietly becoming a “player” in the mobile gaming world. And of course, there’s far more than just farming-related games to be played on Netflix.

You can enjoy over 80 games right now, with many more new games promised by Netflix over the coming years. Netflix’s games range from arcade-like games such as Sonic Prime Dash (developed from the venerable Sonic the Hedgehog series) to adventure story games like Stranger Things: 1984 (inspired by the iconic Netflix retro-horror TV series). You’ll find a complete list of Netflix’s current game offerings here.

Best of all, Farming Simulator 23 and the other 80+ mobile games available on Netflix are included in your Netflix subscription! In other words, you don’t need to add Netflix Gaming to your monthly plan—it’s already there and ready for you to start playing.

Gaming is just another way to take advantage of your Netflix subscription. But you can also exercise and even learn the basics of yoga through Netflix, too!

So keep exploring Netflix and all of your streaming apps to discover other benefits you may have overlooked. And for more ways to make the most of your streaming subscriptions, keep following DFN’s social pages!

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