Agriculture is one of the most important factors of our civilization. Without it the human race might not have ever gotten past the hunter-gatherer stage.
The following quotes are from famous and powerful persons throughout history about the great field that is agriculture.
Of all the occupations by which gain is secured, none is better than agriculture, none more profitable, none more delightful, none more becoming to a free man.
No other human occupation opens so wide a field for the profitable and agreeable combination of labor with cultivated thought as agriculture.
Agriculture is the earliest and most honorable of arts.
I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.
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