Today is officially the day for Blog Action Day. The theme this year is “The Power of We.” Why is this the theme? Because “The Power of We is a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world, either for their own communities or for people they will never meet half way around he world.”
“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” ~Daniel Webster
I want to dedicate my post to the hard working men and women across our country that farm.
Imagine the power of these individuals. They literally provide the world’s supply of food. Every day their tireless work provides human beings in their communities, states, nation, and the world with healthy and nutritious food.
They’re also cultivators of our planet, caretakers of our animals, and environmental stewards. They understand the importance of producing quality food and maintaining and preserving the environment. They don’t just make a show of wanting to protect our planet, their entire livelihood literally relies on it. Farmers are able to make nature productive without destroying it. When it all boils down to it, farmers are true environmentalists.
The power of farmers lies in their natural instinct to be caretakers of our planet and economic prowess.
“There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.” ~Ben Franklin