A Farm Manager is an FSN member that has their own farm slot on a server.
When can you become a farm manager?
You are able to apply for Farm Manager after 30 days of being a contractor. You can shorten the waiting period from 30 to 7 days by making a donation of $20 or more.
How do you apply for Farm Manager?
Take the FM quiz and answer at least 80%, or 40 questions, correctly. There is a total of 50 questions. The FM quiz is found here.
When you have passed to FM quiz, submit a ticket under the Server Assistance category saying that you have completed the quiz and your score.
Once your 7 or 30-day waiting period is completed, and you have completed steps 1 and 2, a blue button that says “Request To Be FM” will appear on your FSN front page.
When you click the button it takes you to a second screen where you can choose your server from the dropdown menu.
When you have chosen your server and clicked “Next Step”, you choose your parcel from the dropdown menu. You can choose any plot that shows up in the dropdown menu. The cost will be drawn from your in-game start-up grant of 500k. If the selected parcel costs less than 500k, the rest will be available for you to spend as you like. If it costs more, the overshooting amount will be covered by an in-game loan.
Please make sure that what you pick is really what you want. Once you submit your selection there is no changing what you pick. Once you are sure that you have chosen the server and parcel that you want, click the “Submit to be FM!” button.
The last step is to be patient. An Operations staff member will contact you through discord when it is time to get your farm set up on the server.
When you first become an FM, you get $500k added to your in-game farm. If your starting parcel costs less than that, you keep the difference in your in-game account. If for example, your plot costs $325k, you will have $175k of ingame money.
If you fail your FM quiz, you must wait a period of 7 days before re-attempting to get a passing score, regardless of whether you donated or not. This is to ensure you have time to understand the rules you messed up on, and ensures you are going to be a productive and competent member of the community.
Expensive parcels are not available to select as starting parcels. The price limit can vary slightly but is in the area of $525k. If a parcel is above the limit, you will not be able to select it in the dropdown menu. You can check which parcels are available on a server without completing the application.
If your first time applying for FM is on a server you are sponsoring, you can take any plot of choice, regardless of price. You still only get 500k as your in-game start-up grant, anything above that will be covered with a loan. If for example, your parcel costs $675k, you will have an in-game loan of $175k.
Any donation minimum of 20 dollars counts to shorten your waiting time to 7 days. This will come on top of any perks your donation gives you, like prize boxes, etc. If you sponsor a new server, the $75 you pay for the first month will also reduce your waiting time. 7 days is the minimum wait time even with a donation, to help you get used to the community and prepare to be an FM in our realistic environment.
All players who are becoming an FM are now required to take the FM Quiz and use the same process for new players. For example, if you were an FM and took a break from FSN for a while, and now want to be FM again, you will need to take the FM quiz just like a new player would. This includes the requirement of being active for 30 days prior to becoming FM. The only difference for a returning FM is they do not receive the 500k grant that is given by FSN to new players.