Agriculture Quotes and Sayings

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

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.
Thomas Jefferson

Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

It’s not about how bad you want it….it’s about how hard you are willing to work for it.


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

Agriculture is at the core of the state.
– Dave Cook

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

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

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

Agriculture is civilization.
– E. Emmons

Agriculture is the Archimedean lever which, though it does not move a world, tends to fill it with plenty, with moral health, and human happiness.
– J. Buel

A fertile soil alone does not carry agriculture to perfection.
– E. H. Derby

Agriculture was the first occupation of man, and as it embraces the whole earth, it is the foundation of all other industries.
– E. W. Stewart

In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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 it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands
Thomas Jefferson

The population of the world is growing and agriculture feeds the world and so if we do the math, there are more mouths to feed and the demand for agriculture products is increasing…. If we’re looking at agriculture as an industry, not having skilled people to do the jobs, that is a problem.
– Drew Cotton

An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.
– C. L. Allen


If you do just one thing–make one conscious choice–that can change the world, go organic. Buy organic food. Stop using chemicals and start supporting organic farmers. No other single choice you can make to improve the health of your family and the planet will have greater positive repercussions for our future.
– Maria Rodale

It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.
– Cato The Elder

Nobody is qualified to become a statesman who is entirely ignorant of the problem of wheat.
– Socrates

I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.
George Washington

Agriculture is the greatest and fundamentally the most important of our industries. The cities are but the branches of the tree of national life, the roots of which go deeply into the land. We all flourish or decline with the farmer.
– Bernard Baruch

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