Agriculture is the backbone of many economies. It is the main sector responsible for producing the food we eat virtually on a daily basis. For this reason, some might be desirous of venturing into agriculture but lacking the adequate motivation to follow the dream. In this article we give you some of popular agriculture quotes highlighting the significance of agriculture both as a business and as a means of feeding society. These agriculture quotes will give you the motivation you need.

  1. “When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” – Daniel Webster
  2. “Agriculture is at the core of the state.”– Dave Cook
  3. “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
  4. “We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.” – Wendell Berry
  5. 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
  6. “Agriculture is a fundamental source of national prosperity.” J. Mapes
  7. “Let’s not pretend we’re in a global free market when it comes to agriculture. Every country protects, for good reason, its agricultural industries.” –Justin Trudeau
  8. “Agriculture changes the landscape more than anything else we do. It alters the composition of species. We don’t realize it when we sit down to eat, but that is our most profound engagement with the rest of nature.” – Michael Pollan
  9. “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
  10. “And so it appears that most and perhaps all of industrial agriculture’s manifest failures are the result of an attempt to make the land produce without husbandry.” ― Wendell Berry
  11. “I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.” – Andy Warhol
  12. “Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.” – Samuel Johnson
  13. “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.” – Walter Scott
  14. “It is impossible to have a healthy and sound society without a proper respect for the soil.” Peter Maurin
  15. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”– Masanobu Fukuoka
  16. “Agriculture was the first occupation of man, and as it embraces the whole earth, it is the foundation of all other industries.” – Edward W. Stewart
  17. “Agriculture for an honourable and high-minded man, is the best of all occupations and arts by which men procure the means of living.”- Unknown
  18. “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
  19. “Agriculture’s not insulated from having a percentage of people who might be really good old graziers, but they’re no good as business people.” – Barry O’Sullivan
  20. 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.” Elias Hasket Derby
  21. “If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.” – Samuel Johnson
  22. “You can make a small fortune in farming-provided you start with a large one.” –Unknown
  23. “Agriculture is civilization.”– Emmons
  24. “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
  25. “If farm ecology and economics go wrong, nothing else will go right in agriculture.” – S. Swaminathan
  26. “Our fathers used to say that the master’s eye was the best fertilizer.” – Caius Plinius Secundus
  27. Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” – George Washington
  28. “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson
  29. “An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.” – L. Allen
  30. “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

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