In many ways, farmers are traditionalists. Most of the old tried and true values and systems seem to work best on the farm, with a hint of modern and technology thrown in. This week on Corn Corps, we will use famous quotes spouting historical wisdom from even more famous Americans as a platform to tell you more about Illinois corn farmers and agriculture.
Today’s quote, for famous quote week is “whatever you are, be a good one.” This is said by Abraham Lincoln. I want to take the time to recognize how great farmers are at what they do, and the amount of work they put in daily.
It takes innovation, technology and most importantly hard work for farmers to produce crops. While most of us have the luxury of working in a nice office every day, farmers work outside, even through grueling weather conditions.
It seems unreal that American farmers can produce 20% more corn per acres than any other country in the world but with hard work and a strong passion for what they do, they have done so.
Most people underestimate the amount of work farmers must do every day to maintain a farm. Checking nutrients in the soil, harvesting, planting and more is hard enough then they have to add in dealing with unplanned crises. This leaves a farmer with not much free time.
We take for granted the products we use daily made possible by farmers. Make sure to always remember they work they do for all of us.