Inspirational Agriculture Quotes : Agricultural Sayings

These agriculture quotes will inspire you. Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including the cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging agriculture quotes, agriculture sayings, and agriculture proverbs.

Best Agriculture Quotes

  1. “Agriculture engenders good sense, and good sense of an excellent kind.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  2. “Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.” ~ Carl Sagan
  3. “If you eat, you are involved in agriculture.” ~ Wendell Berry
  4. “Everything else can wait, agriculture can’t.” ~ Norman Borlaug

  5. “Agriculture is at the same time the most tranquil, healthy, and independent occupation.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  6. “The farmers are the founders of civilization.” ~ Daniel Webster
  7. “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will, in the end, contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  8. “Bring diversity back to agriculture. That’s what made it work in the first place.” ~ David R. Brower

  9. “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 its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  10. “The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.” ~ Milton Friedman
  11. “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.” ~ James Madison
  12. “Farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.” ~ Cato the Elder

  13. “There are no miracles in agricultural production.” ~ Norman Borlaug
  14. “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
  15. “I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton.” ~ Sam Donaldson
  16. “It’s no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, ‘Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.’ By then, pigs will be your style.” ~ Quentin Crisp

  17. “I spent a lot of time on farms when I was young. My uncle and my dad owned a big farm.” ~ Emeril Lagasse
  18. “The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco.” ~ Jim Bunning
  19. “I am working as public relations director for the Tour de France and maintaining my farm.” ~ Bernard Hinault
  20. “I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.” ~ James Earl Jones

  21. “I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina.” ~ Skeet Ulrich
  22. “Eating is an agricultural act.” ~ Wendell Berry
  23. “There seems to be three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: the first is by war…this is robbery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  24. “Agriculture and intercultural dialogue: our common heritage.” ~ Jacques Diouf

  25. “Whenever, then, the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock, and all the outgoings belonging to the cultivation of land, are together equal to the value of the whole produce, there can be no rent.” ~ David Ricardo
  26. “There’s nothing like castrating 20 pigs before lunch. I did that during school whenever the need arose. They’d call out the agricultural class and put us in trucks to go help the local farmers.” ~ Fred Ward , Agriculture quotes farmers
  27. “We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.” ~ Gordon Brown
  28. “Where grows?–where grows it not? If vain our toil, We ought to blame the culture, not the soil.” ~ Alexander Pope

  29. “Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.” ~ Gary Miller
  30. “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka
  31. “Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  32. “We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas.” ~ Jim Ryun

  33. “So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It’s not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It’s not going to recognize anything. So agriculture regions today will be wiped out.” ~ Steven Chu
  34. “Agriculture is for living; mind culture is for life. Skills are for shaping material things so that they cater more for the comfort of man; studies are for shaping attitudes, feelings, desires, emotions, and impulses of man, so that they may confer more peace, more joy, and more fortitude on man.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  35. “To see rich land eaten away by erosion, to stand by as continual cultivation on sloping fields wears away the best soil, is enough to make a good farmer sick at heart.” ~ Henry A. Wallace
  36. “I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down – our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy.” ~ John Salazar

  37. “The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral… Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That’s my idea.” ~ Nikolai Gogol
  38. “And he gave it for his opinion, “that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.” ~ Jonathan Swift
  39. “As the first member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.” ~ Rick Larsen
  40. “Profits might also increase because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production.” ~ David Ricardo

  41. “Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us.” ~ Zach Wamp
  42. “The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.” ~ Friedrich List
  43. “High tech companies that focus on research, development, and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.” ~ Alan Autry
  44. “I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce.” ~ Joseph Hume

  45. “The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy, and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die.” ~ Barry Commoner
  46. “True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  47. “The administration’s attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba – not less.” ~ Max Baucus
  48. “Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.” ~ Norman Borlaug

  49. “The E.U. imports more agricultural goods from developing countries around the world than does the U.S., Canada, and Japan, combined.” ~ John Bruton
  50. “Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.” ~ Arthur Keith
  51. “Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement.” ~ Christopher Bond
  52. “Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.” ~ Jim Costa

  53. “In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.” ~ Garrett Hardin
  54. “Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real.” ~ Pat Roberts
  55. “After the First World War, the economic problem was no longer one of production. It was the problem of finding markets to get the output of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed.” ~ John Boyd Orr
  56. “We’re the biggest food and agriculture company in the world.” ~ Dwayne Andreas

  57. “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
  58. “Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.” ~ Quintilian
  59. “In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.” ~ Carol P. Christ
  60. “As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry, and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.” ~ Naguib Mahfouz

  61. “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
  62. “Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.” ~ Pat Roberts
  63. “I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.” ~ Al Lewis

  64. “Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry.” ~ Michael McCaul
  65. “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

Agriculture is the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.

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