Not Just a Farmer

Sometimes people say 'oh you are just a farmer,' but that's not even close to true. Farmers are scientists, chefs, managers, accountants, mechanics, caregivers, vets, gardeners, teachers, meteorologists and more. We asked our farmers what being a farmer means to them and these are some of the wonderful answers.

Being a farmer is an American dream!

Being a farmer means doing good, honest, hard work. It's a blessed and beautiful life. It's not what you do, it's how you live.

Being a farmer means amazing smells, beautiful views and a full heart.

Bring a farmer means feeding more than just your family, it means feeding your community, feeding your friends and feeding others in the world.

Being a farmer means no sleeping in and no vacations!

Being a farmer means taking care of the animals just like you would care for your own family.

Being a farmer means doing the best you can with what you have.

Being a farmer means respecting Mother Nature even though she sometimes causes chaos!

Being a farmer means dealing with life and death every day. The beauty and pain of life is found in the work we do.

Being a farmer means being overworked and underpaid but doing it because you love it and you can't imagine another job.

Being a farmer means knowing that a farm is the best place in the world!

Being a farmer means getting dirty. It means appreciating the fresh air and everything around you.

Being a farmer means understanding science, medicine, how equipment runs, balancing the books and more!

Being a farmer is in your blood, in your soul…and if you do it right, it's in your belly!

Being a farmer means waking up before the sun comes up and going to sleep after the sun comes down.

Being a farmer means being proud of the work that you do and the responsibility that you have.

Being a farmer means muddy shoes, dirty fingernails, working through rain and snow.

Being a farmer means blood, sweat and tears. It also means the best rewards you can imagine.

related topics: farming, agriculture, advocacy, advo

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Marianna Briley - Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 5:22:44 PM
We farm and our son has come back to farm with us. When given the afternoon off he gets a shower and goes to bed to catch up on his sleep.
Sue Boclair - Monday, August 10, 2015 at 2:19:39 PM
We had a dairy farm for quite a few years. I just love this because it's the truth!
Kathy - Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8:03:02 AM
Everything in that is my life but I would not trade it for anything. A farm is better than any mansion or castle. When the cows come in to your call and ignore someone else's voice- that is pleasure to me. They trust me.
Lisa biffar - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:56:50 PM
My husband was a farmer before he passed away last June. The things you mentioned are exactly what I miss. The pretty house in town isn't all its cracked up to be.
BRIAN SHERMAN - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:45:11 AM
I WAS BORN AND RAISED ON A DAIRY FARM. I ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.

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