any small-scale or localized network or industry that provides experience and exposure for beginners, similar to that of a baseball farm.
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How to use farm system in a sentence
The result is a farm system in which individual farms essentially become subcontractors to a multinational industry, which calls most of the shots.
The Luzardo-Doolittle-Madson trade was one of the deals that thinned the farm system to stay in contention, year after year.Erick Fedde, Nationals get best of old friend Jesus Luzardo and handle the Marlins | Jesse Dougherty | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
After spending most of his final playing years in the Orioles organization, he began a slow coaching ascent up the franchise’s farm system, culminating in a successful six-season run as manager of the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings.Joe Altobelli, who led Orioles to 1983 World Series title, dies at 88 | Matt Bonesteel | March 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Signed by the Mets that year to a minor league deal, Tebow was a long shot to succeed but proved a major draw at his various stops in their farm system.Tim Tebow ends baseball dream, announces retirement after long-shot bid with Mets | Des Bieler | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Since 2012, the Dodgers have won more regular-season games than any other club, spent more money on payroll than all but one team1 and consistently built one of the game’s strongest farm systems.The Dodgers’ Championship Machine Took A Decade — And A Lot Of Money — To Build | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | October 30, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Publishers, then, should turn to this collection as a kind of farm system from which to draft future stars.
Further compounding the risk is the tremendous centralization of the factory farm system.
The success of the grazing farm system has amply justified the expectations of the framers of the Act.Our First Half-Century | Government of Queensland
We shall gradually learn to see the advantages to be derived from letting land on your farm system.Round About the Carpathians | Andrew F. Crosse
We are aware that the small-farm system is more successful in Belgium and Lombardy.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 433 | Various
In every such community the small farm has gained at the expense of the large farm system.Distributive Justice | John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
The deteriorating effect of the large-farm system, remarked by the poet, is inevitable.My Schools and Schoolmasters | Hugh Miller