Best Quotes About Farming

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

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

Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west, the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects. -Ellsworth Huntington

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

There are a range of associated impacts related to increasing temperatures which affect both evaporation rates and river systems, which are already over stressed, and these will hit farming communities and the health of crop lands. -Peter Garrett

I never dreamed about being an actor, because that was out of reach. Coming from a small town that was big in farming, and also big in clothing factories, you don't dream about being a professional football player or an actor. -Herschel Walker

Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town. -Zola Budd

So organic farming practices are something that, to me, are interlinked with the idea of using biodiesel. -Daryl Hannah

What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation and development of a human fetus for the purposes of later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs. -Nathan Deal

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

I grew up in a small farming town called Concord, outside Charlotte in North Carolina. -Skeet Ulrich

What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed. -Fay Godwin

The land is ours. It's not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people… Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality. -Robert Mugabe

Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. -Edward Dahlberg

The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit system meeting their special requirements, that they may more readily obtain money on short or long time for their farming operations, or that they may become owners of farms. -Arthur Capper

Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming. -Arthur Capper

Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice. -Don Young

I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek. Doesn't have a zip code. It's too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of Texas. We grew dryland cotton and wheat, and when I wasn't farming or attending Paint Creek Rural School, I was generally over at Troop 48 working on my Eagle Scout award. -Rick Perry

I'm glad I don't have to make a living farming. Too much hard work. Too many variables you don't have control over, like, is it going to rain? All I can say is, god bless the real farmers out there. -Fuzzy Zoeller

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

If you ask an economist what's driven economic growth, it's been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that. -Larry Page

I grew up in Palestine, West Virginia, which is mostly a farming community; there aren't a lot of jobs. -Jessica Lynch

Somerset has a wonderful wildness about it – it hasn't been tamed. This is farming country, and there's a realness here – I love it. -Anthony Head

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

The trouble with energy farming is that the energy isn't always where you want to use it, and it isn't always when you want to use it. -Bill Gates

My family has spent 400 years farming on the banks of the Rio Grande. We know the value of hard work, love of the community, love for water and land. -Ken Salazar

President Obama's fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois. -Tom Vilsack

Why should conservationists have a positive interest in… farming? There are lots of reasons, but the plainest is: Conservationists eat. -Wendell Berry

Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can't be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy. -Wendell Berry

Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world. -Joan Jett

I don't understand the notion that modern farming is anything do to with nature. It's a pretty gross interference with nature. -Peter Singer

I am not saying that factory farming is the same as the Holocaust or the slave trade, but it's clear that there is an immense amount of suffering in it, and just as we think that the Nazis were wrong to ignore the suffering of their victims, so we are wrong to ignore the sufferings of our victims. -Peter Singer

The more exposure people have to the realities of factory farming, the more we will see people rejecting it. It's already happening. -Jonathan Safran Foer

My government will make efforts to realize the farming potential of rain-fed and dry land areas by ensuring healthy participation by all stakeholders and convergence of various government sponsored programs. -Pratibha Patil

A paradigm shift, where, in addition to physical inputs for farming, a focused emphasis placed on knowledge inputs can be a promising way forward. This knowledge-based approach will bring immense returns, particularly in rain fed and dry land farming areas. -Pratibha Patil

Factory farming's evil; you know that. -Eric Ripert

Everybody wants to support his own region and economy and farming. If we can preserve the land and if we can preserve the ocean, we all know, deep inside that we're doing the right thing. -Eric Ripert

If everybody switched to organic farming, we couldn't support the earth's current population – maybe half. -Nina Fedoroff

As a little girl growing up in a small farming town in Michigan, my idols were women like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth. -Dita Von Teese

Man, Farmville is so huge! Do you realize it's the second-biggest browser-based social-networking-centered farming game in the world? -Randall Munroe

In the summer or fall of 1974, I read some books about factory farming, and decided that I wanted no part of it. -Matthew Scully

An environmentalist can oppose factory farming because it's reckless stewardship. A conservative can oppose factory farming because it is destructive to small farmers and to the decent ethic of husbandry those farmers live by. A religious person can oppose factory farming because it is degrading to both man and animal – an offense to God. -Matthew Scully

Factory farming, like comparable evils throughout history, depends for its existence upon concealment. It depends on people either not noticing or willfully averting their gaze. -Matthew Scully

Factory farming came about from a moral race to the bottom, with corporations vying against each other to produce more and bigger animals with less care at lower cost. -Matthew Scully

The only investable idea I have real confidence in is farming and forestry. My family owns some forest, and now we're closing on a farm. Make the farming more sustainable and the forestry more sustainable, and everyone benefits. -Jeremy Grantham

I don't like to see animals in pain. That was very uncomfortable to me. I don't like factory farming. I'm not an advocate for the meat industry. -Anthony Bourdain

I became a vegetarian after I became aware of factory farming and slaughterhouses and the torture and inhumane handling of all these animals. -Kevin Nealon

All over the world, social innovation is tackling some of the most pressing problems facing society today – from fair trade, distance learning, hospices, urban farming and waste reduction to restorative justice and zero-carbon housing. But most of these are growing despite, not because of, help from governments. -Geoff Mulgan

Urban farming is not only possible, it is crucial. But it can't be like the farming techniques of yore. -Homaro Cantu

I grew up in a farming family. I hated cleaning out the chickens but loved hatching them and feeding the new born sheep. The smell of hot milk still has a special resonance for me. Harvest was back-breaking work, though… Where do you think Jesus got his biceps from? -Joseph Mawle

I volunteered on a farming community in Israel for two years when I was a teenager. One of the jobs involved clearing out a massive warehouse full of chickens ready for the abattoir. The smell of 40,000 chickens in 45C is awful. -Nick Frost

I stopped eating beef in high school, and in college I stopped eating poultry. I am not a huge fan of factory farming and what we're doing to animals. I try to eat as clean as possible because I want to know what I'm putting into my body. -Susanna Thompson

I make a lot of money. I can take a pay cut. All my friends are taking pay cuts that are in the unions, that are – that are farming in Alabama or whatever it is. I can surely take a pay cut, too, not cutting down my show or – or the people that work for me, I can take a pay cut. -Kid Rock

As a kid in Africa, you were so connected to nature itself because you went farming, watched the moon out at night, observed how the sky was different, and how the birds chanted different songs in the evening and the morning. -Ishmael Beah

Now that we've discovered how to actually develop policies and projects holistically, if we can get the barriers out of the way and release the creativity that's in our universities, our farming organizations, amongst our farmers and land managers, we'll be astounded. As I'd like to express it, the human spirit will fly. -Allan Savory

The reasons for food insecurity are many and varied. But part of the problem is the global farming systems. -Marcus Samuelsson

Improving Africa's farming sector would have multiple positive outcomes for African people. -Richard Attias

I grew up off the grid in Vernon, and I saw my parents work hard every day, as teachers but also while farming and building a log home. So from a young age I knew the value of hard work. -Ryan Holmes

Sculpture is like farming. If you just keep at it, you can get quite a lot done. -Ruth Asawa

Sheep farming is heavily subsidized in Great Britain. Without the subsidies, the green grazing in the valley of the River Exe would be gone. The handsome agricultural landscape of which the British are so proud, carefully husbanded since Boudicca's day, would be replaced by natural growth. The most likely growth is real-estate developments. -P. J. O'Rourke

Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business – sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years. -Hamdi Ulukaya

You do need some dispensation for local farmers, because the fast food industry will promote the unsanitary conditions of farming. With vegetables, you have to be careful where they come from; you have to know the farmers and trust them. If you buy from the farmers' market, it's already been investigated. -Alice Waters

I really like the whole urban farming idea, because I grow my own produce in L.A., and I think it's great to teach people here in Manhattan so they can do the same. -Jamie-Lynn Sigler

My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation. -Alice Walker

Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I was impressed by a program called New Roots, which helps women refugees from countries in conflict to start new lives in the U.S. by farming. They are trained in a four-year program, at the end of which New Roots helps them find their own land to farm and live on. -Rebecca Pidgeon

Of course, I prefer organic farming to chemical-dependent farming, but sometimes absolutist organic prescriptions go too far. I don't even rule out the possibility of genetic modification generating some benign ideas, as long as we can keep them away from monopolists such as Monsanto. -Tristram Stuart

The purpose of farming is to deprive other species of the land and sequester it for our own use. But by perfecting the art of monoculture, it has become too easy for us to exterminate everything else, leaving no wild plants, no food for insects, and a barren land for birds. -Tristram Stuart

I still love farming and gardening and things like that in the summertime. -Blake Shelton

Surrounded by a burgeoning human population, Asian elephants have to contend with the spread of settlements and farming, and the demands of rapidly developing nations: plantations, mines, railways, and irrigation canals have carved up former wilderness. -Mark Shand

From the time I was a small boy, I remember working in the fields with my grandfather and father. We weren't growing grapes, but we were farming crops, creating something good out of the earth. -Scott Pruett

On a very, very basic level, I'm definitely pro market because with the market comes the idea of the individual and the idea of specialisation, and I personally like being an individual and choosing my interactions. I don't see culture moving away from that, like back to a farming society. You couldn't do that with the amount of people we have. -Tino Sehgal

I came from a farming background, and my career was teaching. -Seamus Heaney

My great-grandfather, Peter O'Hara, was born in Ireland, I believe, in County Clare. His father, my great-great-grandfather, had actually come to America a generation before when times were very bad in Ireland. He worked in the Pennsylvania area and did well with horses and farming. -Kelli O'Hara

In my mid-adolescence, my friend Terry Martin and I became obsessed with William F. Buckley. This makes more sense when you realize that we were living in Bible Belt farming country miles from civilization. Buckley seemed impossibly exotic. -Malcolm Gladwell

Back in 1990, there were fewer than 20 wineries in and around Paso Robles, a farming community midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Most of the wines produced there were rustic, highly tannic and alcoholic, with little charm or finesse. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

My mother's family raised grains and crops. My father's grew sugarcane and mangos. So I knew more about the basics of farming than of acting. -Margot Robbie

I come from the deep countryside. My family was in farming. I was not really exposed to business. Coming from that environment, I just wanted in my life to go overseas – that was a childhood dream because I wanted diversity, contacts, cultural meetings with others. -Jean-Pascal Tricoire

I come from a farming culture, where we valued raw materials above all. -Brunello Cucinelli

New York has an amazing history of farming and fishing that goes right back to the Pilgrim Fathers. At its core are the four seasons, which are distinct, well-established and similar to those in Lyon, where my family lives: when it's snowing in New York, a week later it will be snowing there. -Daniel Boulud

Wild fish are under threat of extinction because they're hunted to feed us. Yet land animals that we farm are under no threat of extinction. Shifting from hunting fish to farming fish – where the farmers have the incentive to keep their stocks healthy – could do a tremendous amount of good for wild fish. -Ramez Naam

Too often, parents whose children express an interest in farming squelch it because they envision dirt, dust, poverty, and hermit living. But great stories come out of great farming. -Joel Salatin

The linear, single species idea of farming is an assault on ecological function. Something's going to break down in that system – anything from soil structure, in economics… but where to start is with true ecological function. -Joel Salatin

If the amount of hours spent on FarmVille were spent on actual farming, imagine what we could achieve. -Adam Dell

We're not going to do a Facebook game aimed at 35-year old women about farming. -Warren Spector

We can bring together rich natural resources, innovative research and development, smart investors, and risk-taking farming and manufacturing entrepreneurs. -Anthony Pratt

TED Women will focus on the ideas and innovations championed by women and girls. These cover everything from community development to economic growth to biodynamic farming to robotics to medical treatments to the use of technology for personal safety and peace making. -Pat Mitchell

If we pursue organic farming as our healthy food style, we can bring down cost of treatment to a great extent. -Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi

Carl Barks was born in Merrill, Oregon, in 1901, grew up in a farming family, and eventually held a number of blue-collar jobs. He knew what it was to be poor and to work hard for a living. -Michael Dirda

There was a revolution going on at home. Why didn't I earn some money? Why didn't I do something practical, like chicken farming? -John Garfield

The emergence and spread of virulent strains of avian influenza has been attributed by experts to the intensely overcrowded, unsanitary, and stressful conditions that often characterize large-scale factory farming in industrialized agriculture. -Michael Greger

I grew up in southwest Iowa, on a farm north of Stanton, Iowa, which is a tiny little town, a farming community. I went to Iowa State University and joined Army ROTC while I was there and just have had such a phenomenal life. I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. -Joni Ernst

There is no employing class, no working class, no farming class. You may pigeonhole a man or woman as a farmer or a worker or a professional man or an employer or even a banker. But the son of the farmer will be a doctor or a worker or even a banker, and his daughter a teacher. The son of a worker will be an employer – or maybe president. -Herbert Hoover

It's important to concede that modern pesticides have helped to make farming more productive and to increase yields. -Chuck Norris

As a society, we devalued farming as an occupation and encouraged the best students to leave the farm for 'better' jobs in the city. We emptied America's rural counties in order to supply workers to urban factories. -Michael Pollan

I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming. -Alec Baldwin

I went to law school with a plan of going back home and practicing law to support my farming, and Dad said, 'There's just not room here for us.' So I took off to practice law and got involved in some politics, and the rest just moved on forward. -Sam Brownback

I have been a long-term environmental advocate for the agriculture industry. I have particularly tried to push carbon farming or carbon sequestration. -Sam Brownback

Central African farmers don't have any animal power because sleeping sickness kills all the animals – cattle, the horses, the burros and the mules. So draft animals don't exist, and farming is all by hand, and the hand tools are hoes and machetes. -Norman Borlaug

I've been involved in animal issues for quite a while, going back 24 years. I started reading up on factory farming and slaughterhouses and animal cruelty, and it didn't make sense for me to be part of it. -Kevin Nealon

Sometimes we followed the crops, doing migrant labor. We did several years of tenant farming in Western Oregon starting in the early '50s. Later, my stepdad managed gas stations in a small town near Portland. -Katherine Dunn

Even though I hated doing farming and wanted to just get out of the village, I would work from 5 in the morning till 5 in the evening. -Nawazuddin Siddiqui

In 1958, my father graduated from secondary school as the highest-achieving student in the state of Kansas, earning a five-year scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He turned it down. For someone raised in a remote farming town, this would have been his opportunity to transform his life, a ticket to a bigger world. -Vivienne Ming

Since I was a boy – born into a farming family in Bonaire, GA – I've had agriculture running through my veins. -Sonny Perdue

I've lived all over the country – Michigan, California, Texas, New Jersey, Rhode Island and, now, Maine – but I never understood springtime until I spent 25 years farming in the Ozarks. -Sue Hubbell

Beekeeping is farming for intellectuals. -Sue Hubbell

Life for my family was a real struggle, as it was for most in those farming communities in Alabama. -Jim Nabors

The thing about organic farming is that the produce will not look the same. Your tomato will not resemble the rich red one from the textbook, and that's the beauty of it. -R. Madhavan

My father was a farmer, and we have had some farming land in Haryana. Maybe I would have followed his footsteps and become a farmer. -Virender Sehwag

City farming is not only possible, it is the very definition of the kind of meaningful, sustainable innovation we will need to meet the grand challenges of the 21st century: climate change; population growth; ageing population; urbanization; rising demand for energy, food and water; poverty; and access to healthcare. -Frans van Houten

You can't drive through Iowa and not think about farming: No less than 85 percent of the land in the state is devoted to farms, many of them more than 1,000 acres. This is the place where seeds are sown. It's where farmers grow the corn that will be fed to pigs as grain or fed to you as syrup or fermented to ethanol for your gas tank. -Hope Jahren

The Pilgrims were unified by their religious zeal, but they couldn't fish, they didn't know how to hunt, and they were bad at farming. In fact, they never had a good harvest until they learned to fish cod and plow the waste in the ground as fertilizer. -Mark Kurlansky

I've always had issues with factory farming. That was always something that bothered me. -Paul Wesley

I really am serious abut catfish farming. I'm very interested in aquaculture. -Leon Russell

I had never understood why the farmlands of the U.S. had been settled in such a sparse and isolated way, whereas the farming communities in Europe seemed closer, more convivial, centered around village life. -Caterina Fake

Robotics, manufacturing, medicine, farming, energy – all will be pushed to and beyond their limits and, by so doing, will advance at speeds far faster than without the impetus and challenge of opening a frontier – thus also raising the odds of survival in our favor. -Rick Tumlinson

If you ask across the section of farmers in the country how many of them want their children to go into farming, believe me, it is less than 10 per cent. Nobody wants their children to go into farming. -Jaggi Vasudev

Our education system has succeeded so far in teaching generations to do different routine tasks. So when tractors displaced farming labor, we taught the next generation to work in factories. But what we've never really been good at is teaching a huge number of people to do non-routine creative work. -Andrew Ng

As a parent, I tell my boys to keep away their smartphones and go outdoors and play. I take them to our farm where my father does a bit of farming, where they get their hands dirty. It is their digital detox. -Prabhu Deva

My dad has sayings for days. 'You bloom where you're planted' ties into farming, but it also sums up the ideals and morals that we have as a family by staying in Firebaugh. -Josh Allen

We grew up in a farming family, so I always ate non-processed food and fresh produce. -Brie Bella

I really fought hard to bring that story to life on 'Total Divas,' the factory farming and free-range chicken. I'm shocked to see the positive response because you never know. People could be sensitive to certain things. -Brie Bella

I see many youngsters giving up their IT jobs and going to farming or taking up organic farming so that kids in future will stay a bit more healthier. That's one cause I really want to take up. -Karthi

My mom is a woman who grew up in a small farming village in the West Bank called Beit Ur El Foka. She only went to school up to 8th grade and then dropped out to go work in a tailor shop that made dresses and different embroidered designs to make money for her family. -Rashida Tlaib

I live in a joint family with 17 members under one roof. My father is an MA, but he didn't get a job, because all his certificates got destroyed when our house caught fire. So my father took up farming – fish farming and vegetable farming. -Hima Das

I want to pursue farming, and what better place to do it than at a hill station, which has a cool climate almost through the year. -Jackie Shroff

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