Agriculture Quotes and Sayings

Agriculture is a fundamental source of national prosperity.
– J. J. Mapes

Agriculture for an honorable and high-minded man, is the best of all occupations and arts by which men procure the means of living.

Cultivators are the most valuable citizens…they are tied to their country.
– President Thomas Jefferson

Agriculture has become essential to life; the forest, the lake, and the ocean cannot sustain the increasing family of man; population declines with a declining cultivation, and nations have ceased to be with the extinction of their agriculture.
– E. H. Derby

As mankind becomes more enlightened to know their real interests, they will esteem the value of agriculture; they will find it in their natural–their destined occupation.
– Burke


The farmer works the soil, The agriculturist works the farmer.
– Eugene F. Ware

No one hates his job so heartily as a farmer.
– H. L. Mencken

In undertaking farming we undertake a responsibility covering the whole life cycle. We can break it or keep it whole.
– Lord Northbourne

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

The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
Bertrand Russell


Some of us grew up playing with tractors, the lucky ones still do

Cultivators are the most valuable citizens…they are tied to their country.
– President Thomas Jefferson

Agricultural growth is a proven driver of poverty reduction. When agriculture stimulates growth … the growth is twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth based in other sectors.
– Giza Mdoe

Agriculture is always going to be a top priority, everybody’s going to always need to eat and everybody’s going to always need some help with that so as long as you’re willing to put in the hours, there’s a job there for you.
– Brady Blasher

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