The Mayor (NPC)EditThe Mayor is an NPC (non-playable character) that originally shows you to your farm (or soon-to-be farm). He then teaches you the basics of farming. After he teaches you he then heads to the village which then allows you to farm on your own.
Then later when you head into town you can buy an upgrade called Farming Fields which allows you to own more plots of land in your farm (The first upgrade allows 2 farm plots the second 3 and the third 4), which, in turn lets you plant more crops.
Later after you finish all the Farming Field upgrades when you give money to the mayor, every third time you prosper. This allows you to activate other NPCs like the merchant and the eggs trader and to upgrade NPCs like the cattle breeder, the seedsman and the blacksmith.