Quotes about Farming and Farmers

Most popular farming quotes

A farmer is always going to be rich next year.
All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're thousand miles from a corn field.
The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
When tillage begins, other arts follow.  The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Let the farmer forever be honored in his calling, for they who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.
These are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know . . . morons.
The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.
A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bounded by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didn't know enough to stay in the city.
The Farmer will never be happy again;
He carries his heart in his boots;
For either the rain is destroying his grain
Or the drought is destroying his roots.
We must plant the sea and herd its animals ... using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting.

civilization

Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens.  They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interest by the most lasting bands.
Farmers now are members of a capital-intensive industry that values good bookwork more than backwork. So several times a year almost every farmer must seek operating credit from the college fellow in the white shirt and tie - in effect, asking financial permission to work hard on his own land.