Use the Factory Machinery addon to construct complex automated farms, plants, and power stations. Electricity will be the foundation of your industry. There are a few ways to generate energy, you can use steam, burn down coal, or harness nuclear power.
Pipes and conveyors can be used to transfer items between the machines. Arm manipulators can then load the resources into the machines so that the industry never stops working.
Extract resources straight from the ground without the need to bury yourself down the earth. Drills will in no time fulfill your needs in coal, iron, and diamonds.