Gentleman farmer

In the United States of America, a gentleman farmer is a landowner who has a farm ('''gentleman's farm''') as part of his estate and who farms mainly for pleasure rather than for profit or sustenance.

The farm can vary from under ten to hundreds or even thousands of acres, and may produce any number of types of grains, poultry, or other livestock. A gentleman farmer employs labourers and may also employ a farm manager, and the farm is usually not the chief source of his income. He generally has his own private income, works in a profession, owns a large business elsewhere, or some combination of the three.

Some notable gentlemen farmers include James Roosevelt I, the father of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Dwight D. Eisenhower, who retired to a farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania after leaving the White House; George Washington, who farmed at Mount Vernon; Winthrop Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. who moved to Arkansas in 1953 and established Winrock Farms on Petit Jean Mountain; James Jefferson Webster; who owned multiple business and served in the Rockingham County local government; Frederick Hinde Zimmerman; Frank C. Rathje; and William Locke Allison, known for Allison Woods, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Provided by Wikipedia