20+ Quotes on Farmers, Farming and Agriculture

My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer. Brenda Schoepp
Quotes on Farmers and Farming


Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Douglas Jerrold, A Land of Plenty

I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
George Washington

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later.
Kristin Kimball, The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
Henri Alain

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.
Will Rogers

Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body. Chemically grown vegetables may be eaten for food, but they cannot be used as medicine.
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

No race can prosper until it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington

My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.
Brenda Schoepp

Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
John F. Kennedy

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Farming isn't something that can be taught. Each plant tells its own story that has to be read repeatedly.
Kelsey Timmerman, Where Am I Eating?

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Daniel Webster

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
EB White

We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.
Wendell Berry

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
Edgar Watson Howe

The master’s eye is the best fertilizer.
Pliny The Elder

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
Samuel Johnson

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