In an interview over the winter, Sandi talked a little about the importance of farming and what it means to her personally. It’s a great quote and one that really could make sense to anyone and not just farmers.
But it got us thinking about other quotes about farming that have come up. Quotes that maybe you’ve heard someone reference or maybe ones that are new to you.
Farming is as difficult as it is rewarding. That duality makes it an interesting profession to talk to people about because it becomes polarizing. But it makes for good discussion, that’s for sure.
Top 5 farming Quotes
Counting down from five…
5. “Farming isn’t for everyone, but hay it’s in my jeans”. – Anonymous
Ok. We can admit that this one is a bit goofy, but we have a sense of humor too! While there are some tough days of farming there are some really great ones too and we like to smile through it all!
4. “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson
This is an excellent quote and one that maybe we have gotten a bit away from over the last few decades. Our business and our lives has moved really fast with technology and other advancements but every so often it’s nice to stop and remember where we all came from.
3. “The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.” – Will Rogers
Going back to the first quote, we have a sense of humor. Some days it’s so important to stay positive and think of what good we can do in the future and not just the things that have gone wrong.
2. “We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.” – Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry is a writer and coming from an artist this quote resonates with us. We appreciate it very much.
1.“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” – George Washington
Well said and something to keep in mind when your day isn’t going so well.
Cheers to all the farmers out there. And cheers to you all, no matter what you do!