DEFINITION of 'Farm Team'

A baseball reference applied to businesses that train employees only to have them leave for competing firms. A farm team typically has non-ideal practices that cause high employee turnover - often to bigger and more prestigious companies.

BREAKING DOWN 'Farm Team'

Like sport farm teams, these companies fully train the employees only to have them leave to work for another company. Being a farm team for your competitors will often, over time, lead to the destruction of the business.

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