I BELIEVE IN FARMING A FARMERS CREED
Monday, 08 December 2014 18:07
A farmer came into Agtron one day to discuss his system and get some parts on warranty. He was a very nice, happy-go-lucky man. He gave me his business card when he came into the office, and left a happy customer with his new parts. Later on, I happened to glance at his business card, ensuring I had put all of his information in properly. I flipped over the card and this is what it said:
“I believe in farming. I believe a man’s greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming. I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character. I believe that farming despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on earth. I believe my children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be learned in no other way. I believe many of the best things in life are indeed free: the splendor of a sunrise, the rapture of wide open spaces, and the exhilarating sight of your land greening each spring. I believe true happiness comes from watching your crops ripen in the field, your children grow tall in the sun, and your whole family feel the pride that springs from their shared experience. I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he’s lived. I believe in farming because it makes all this possible”
I thought to myself “With all the fighting with the weather, floods, draught, disease, the bugs and anything else Mother Nature can throw their way, they can still see the beauty and pleasure in it all.” Needless to say, I was inspired. This man’s dedication – and the dedication of all farmers’ to their craft is simply amazing!!