Today’s blog doesn’t involve calving, planting or sequestration — the big things in Northern Plains’ agriculture right now. I think many of us involved with ag would appreciate a momentary break from those pressing issues. So I’ll pass along something that Thomas Jefferson, a big believer in agriculture, once said about farmers:
“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.”
If you’re an farmer, you may be nodding your head in vigorous agreement. If you’re not a farmer, you may be rolling your eyes a little.
Either way, drop me a line and let me know if you think Jefferson’s description is accurate today.