I'm wondering if someone can direct me to a link with info on what classifies as farm status, per Feds and per State/County. We are in Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish/County) with 8 1/2 acres and someone told us that one cow classifies as a farm and the parish will come out and dig you a large pond and stock it with fish. Now my husband wants a cow. I'm wondering if one cow, how many chickens??? Don't really want a cow but we do have a small pond that we dug ourselves and any help in enhancing the pond or putting in a large garden would be great. A small river runs through the back of our property and it and the area on each side is protected by the Corp of Engineers and they tell us what we can and can't do with our own property near the river. But I can't find the info on farm status anywhere I've looked on-line.