95 Farming Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of farming quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what to say to a farmer.

Short Farming Quotes

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  • Family over friends, because real friends are family — Drake
  • The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo
  • Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose. — Mike Johanns
  • I saw something nasty in the woodshed. — Stella Gibbons
  • There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons
  • She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while eating an apple. — Stella Gibbons
  • The life of a journalist is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style — Stella Gibbons
  • We must sow even after a bad harvest. — Danish Proverbs
  • Choose wild-caught seafood over farm-raised. — Steven Gundry
  • Nature is all very well in her place, but she must not be allowed to make things untidy. — Stella Gibbons

Farming And Farmers Quotes

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An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing. — Vandana Shiva

The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo

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. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. — Aldo Leopold

In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income. — Tom Vilsack

A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm. — James Thomas Fields

The small landholders are the most precious part of a state. — Thomas Jefferson

I am just a middle-class farm boy from Dodge City and my grandparents were wheat farmers. I thought painting, acting, directing and photography were all part of being an artist. I have made my money that way. And I have had some fun. It's not been a bad life. — Dennis Hopper

The fight to save family farms isn't just about farmers. It's about making sure that there is a safe and healthy food supply for all of us. It's about jobs, from Main Street to Wall Street. It's about a better America. — Willie Nelson

The life of the earth comes up with a rush in the springtime. All the wild seeds of weed and thistle, the sprouts of vine and bush and tree, are trying to take the fields. Farmers must fight them with harrow and plow and hoe; they must plant the good seeds quickly. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Being Farmer Quotes

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If farming were to be organised like the stock market, a farmer would sell his farm in the morning when it was raining, only to buy it back in the afternoon when the sun came out. — John Maynard Keynes

We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists — Thomas Jefferson

Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners. — Mark Udall

The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can't throw things together at a farmer's market. When you're working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong. — Carla Hall

I figure if a farmer’s daughter from Iowa can become an astronaut, you can be just about anything you want to be. — Peggy Whitson

My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money! — John Dillinger

Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet - the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up! — Rachael Ray

Farmers present by themselves the basic force of the national movement. Without farmers there can be no strong national movement. This is what we mean when we say that the nationalist question, is actually, the farmers' question. — Joseph Stalin

Seeds need a farmer. Weeds grow by themselves. Positivity needs nurturing. Negativity grows by itself. Beware. Be aware. — Mahatria Ra

I find virtue to be found amongst the farmers of the country alone, not about courts, where courtiers dwell. — Andrew Jackson

Farmers And Ranchers Quotes

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Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners. — Mark Udall

Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies. — Michael McCaul

If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve nor to rule: That was the American dream. — Edward Abbey

In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income. — Tom Vilsack

This is an exciting time for farmers and ranchers of all types and sizes as agriculture is a bright spot in the American economy. In 2011, agricultural exports hit a record high and producers saw their best incomes in nearly 40 years. — Tom Vilsack

When farmers and ranchers are confronted by weather-related disasters that are beyond their control, we need to do something to help. — Byron Dorgan

Polo, racing and horse shows all are doing great work to help the farmer and rancher to raise better horses. — Will Rogers

On this National Agriculture Day, when we all should be taking time to thank and pay tribute to America's farmers, ranchers and their families who produce the food for our tables, we are finding those same people in dire need of our help and support. — Michael McCaul

Federal overreach from agencies like the EPA is hurting family farms. I will fight against these crippling regulations, and always side with the hard working farmers and ranchers of Missouri. — Eric Greitens

We need to make sure the Department of Agriculture is promoting farmers and ranchers. — Jerry Moran

Family Farms Quotes

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Farming quote

Family over friends, because real friends are family — Drake

Family, work, familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I'd zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming. — Scott Baio

Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it's the place where we find the deepest heartache. — Iyanla Vanzant

And a revolution of automation finds machines replacing men in the mines and mills of America, without replacing their incomes or their training or their needs to pay the family doctor, grocer and landlord. — John F. Kennedy

In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income. — Tom Vilsack

I don't like technology and all that. I'm a farm boy. I would rather live in that time when you had to provide for your family. I don't know. I'm a country kid, so I don't like modern technology. — Travis Fimmel

Many of us who aren't farmers or gardeners still have some element of farm nostalgia in our family past, real or imagined: a secret longing for some connection to a life where a rooster crows in the yard. — Barbara Kingsolver

I love the idea that biodiesel has the potential to support farmers, especially the family farms. — Daryl Hannah

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. — Pope John XXIII

All families had their special Christmas food. Ours was called Dutch Bread, made from a dough halfway between bread and cake, stuffed with citron and every sort of nut from the farm - hazel, black walnut, hickory, butternut. — Paul Engle

People Writing About Farming

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More Farming Quotes

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Farming quote by Drake

Family over friends, because real friends are family — Drake

Farming quote by Stella Gibbons

There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons

Farming quote by Stella Gibbons

Happiness can never hope to command so much interest as distress. — Stella Gibbons

An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing. — Vandana Shiva

I quit because I can’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children. — Dolores Huerta

We've got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays and we hate him! — Hank Williams, Jr.

As many of you know, I came from San Francisco. We don't have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one - it's a mushroom farm, so you know what that means. — Nancy Pelosi

The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. — David Ricardo

Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? — Hermann Goring

Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? — Hermann Goering

After traveling through fourteen foreign countries and appearing before all the royalty and nobility I have only one wish today. That is that when my eyes are closed in death that they will bury me back in that quiet little farm land where I was born. — Annie Oakley

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

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

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. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

There are 6.6 billion people on the planet today. With organic farming we could only feed four billion of them. Which two billion would volunteer to die? — Norman Borlaug

I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right. — Paul Wellstone

Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose. — Mike Johanns

Of all the advantages of farming, the most fundamental and consequential is that more calories allow people to have bigger families, leading to population growth. But larger populations and their effects on human settlement patterns also fostered new kinds of infectious diseases. Without a doubt, these diseases have been and remain the most devastating of the evolutionary mismatches caused by the Agricultural Revolution. — Daniel Lieberman

If farming were to be organised like the stock market, a farmer would sell his farm in the morning when it was raining, only to buy it back in the afternoon when the sun came out. — John Maynard Keynes

Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals. — Aldo Leopold

I saw something nasty in the woodshed. — Stella Gibbons

I learned some invaluable lessons in Nashville that apply to both farming and show business: Do not corner something you know is meaner than you; keep skunks of all kinds at a distance; if you forgive your enemies, it messes up their heads. — Willie Nelson

All I ever wanted was a Virginia farm, no end of cream and fresh butter and fried chicken - not one fried chicken, or two, but unlimited fried chicken. — Robert E. Lee

We all have hometown appetites. Every other person is a bundle of longing for the simplicities of good taste once enjoyed on the farm or in the hometown left behind. — Clementine Paddleford

Farming is often viewed as an old-fashioned way of life, but from an evolutionary perspective, it is a recent, unique, and comparatively bizarre way to live. — Daniel Lieberman

Until COVID, I thought that free speech was a protected fundamental right guaranteed to all citizens of the United States of America by the Bill of Rights. Having been assigned core texts like 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and The Trial and Death of Socrates in fourth and fifth grade as a “gifted and talented” student in the California school system of the time, I believed there was no way anything like what was written in those books could happen here in the USA during the 21st century. — Robert W. Malone

When Bitcoin gets to $150k, I will buy The Hamptons and convert it to sleepaway camps for kids, working farms and low-cost housing. — Chamath Palihapitiya

The Homestead Act of 1862 awarded 160 acres of federally owned land to anyone who farmed it for five years and paid a small fee. — Tim Marshall

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. — Oprah Winfrey

A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts. — Antoine Lavoisier

The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place. — David R. Brower

I love the Midwest. I think about it every day. I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest, in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado. — Joe Lando

She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while eating an apple. — Stella Gibbons

Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now. — Mark Bittman

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occurred in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living. — Stella Gibbons

The life of a journalist is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style — Stella Gibbons

We must sow even after a bad harvest. — Danish Proverbs

Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas. The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen. — Dick Armey

Life on a small farm might seem primitive, but by living such a life we become able to discover the Great Path. I believe that one who deeply respects his neighborhood and everyday world in which he lives will be shown the greatest of all worlds. — Masanobu Fukuoka

He was, she reflected, almost rudely like a tortoise; and she was glad her friend kept none as pets or they might have suspected mockery. — Stella Gibbons

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. — Aldo Leopold

No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? — George Orwell

Choose wild-caught seafood over farm-raised. — Steven Gundry

Factory farming is terrible for the environment—not to mention that it's gross. The best thing you can do, if you think about it, is to become a vegetarian and just spread the word. The world would change for the better for animals, humans, and the planet if everyone took that step. — Christofer Drew

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