October 12th Old Farmer’s Day

Farmer’s are among the hardest workers in any country these days but in the past, wow… life was even harder. There are certain things that wisdom is granted to the aged that just cannot be handed down, that smell in the air, the feel of the soil, the taste of a plant that reveals more than any book could ever tell anyone, particularly about being a farmer. So why celebrate old farmers? Why celebrate anything old? They known more, have experienced more and had to work harder to get the same results. Just remember, a farmer in 2021 will be an old farmer in 2050 and surely things will have become easier by then as well. Today was created sometime back in the mid-1800’s when Old Farmers were still old farmers!

How to celebrate – Visit a farm. Become a farmer. Study the equipment improvement for farmers over the years.

November 7th Daylight Savings Time

So at 2 AM today we turn our clocks back an hour and gain an extra hour to sleep, work or do whatever it is we please. So if you go to bed at midnight, turn your clock back to eleven. Now the reason for this was because during the summer hours it gave the farmers another hour of daylight to work, it wasn’t needed as much in winter so we could go back to the real time. (Whatever the real time actually is) Over the years this has not been required but it seems we still do it for tradition if no other reason. I always look forward to that extra hour of sleep anyway.

Oct 12 National Old Farmers Day

The oldest profession known to man has to be the farmer. If it was not for them, none of us would be here and there wouldn’t be any other professions!

I think farming is often not referred to as a profession, that is sad. These men, and women, have to know a lot to be able to provide others with the food and materials they require! They do not go to fancy meetings with champagne and caviar, they do not hold large meetings with stock brokers and accountants, they do not wear the latest fashions or make the internet go crazy with the latest fad. They provide life.

My father was a farmer for nearly 30 years of his life (actually a little longer), and I have never known a harder worker, ever. Farmers had to be inventors and pathfinders, explorers and businessmen, warriors and community leaders, long before any of those jobs were led by “professionals”. And you’ll never find a farmer that is not wise.

The entire world operates off the farmers’ seasons, daylight savings was established because of farmers, work days were formed because of farmers, and cities were built where farms could supply enough food for people to live.

Apparently Old Farmer’s Day has been celebrated since the mid 1800’s. The days do seem to vary probably because of the regions people live in. October generally becomes the time of year when crops are harvested and the farmer is set to work with limited time to bring in the fields.

How to celebrate – Thank any farmer you may happen to know, they are truly the ones who settled this, and every other, country. Spend a day in one of those “you pick” farms and see what it’s like to be a farmer for a little while. Learn the value of the farmer, it is rapidly becoming a lost art.

March 14th National AG Day

National AG Day – March 14th

The Agricultural Council of America (ACA) is celebrating the 46th year of celebrating all the earth has to offer us. Naturally man has learned how to harness the energy of Mother Nature, and with the help of the Agricultural Societies, make food supplies better and safer for all mankind. It is just as much about what we return to the earth as what we take from it. While most of us do not think of farming as a science, it is.

How to celebrate – Read about the art of Agriculture. Plant a garden of your own today. Visit a farm in your area. Visit a petting zoo. Milk a cow.

October 12th Old Farmers Day

Experience is generally a good thing, for a farmer it is a necessary thing. We learn from other’s mistakes and farming is generally best learned from those who have both failed and succeeded. The older farmers know more than any book can teach and if farming is going to be your profession you really should pay attention.

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They are generally quiet, keep to themselves but when they do choose to say something it’s normally pretty astute. The don’t have time to waste it on stupid things like what color the drapes should be or which movie was he best. They are busy living life and growing things so others can put food on the table.

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American society came out of agriculture. Some of those people, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson helped form this country between rotating crops in the field. True, they probably didn’t plant or harvest the fields themselves but they still had to carry the knowledge that only those who farm can know and pass on.

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I grew up on a farm and I know of no one wiser than my father who worked from sun up to sunset. I have not retained all he tried to teach me (which was a lot!) but I know he knew as much as any Supreme Court Judge about life… and maybe even more.

How to celebrate – If you know an older farmer, thank them for what they have done. Listen to what older farmers have to say. Find out how many of our leaders have come from a farming background.

National Old Farmers Day

The oldest profession known to man has to be the farmer. If it was not for them, none of us would be here and there wouldn’t be any other professions!

I think farming is often not referred to as a profession, that is sad. These men, and women, have to know a lot to be able to provide others with the food and materials they require! They do not go to fancy meetings with champagne and caviar, they do not hold large meetings with stock brokers and accountants, they do not wear the latest fashions or make the internet go crazy with the latest fad. They provide life.

My father was a farmer for nearly 30 years of his life (actually a little longer), and I have never known a harder worker, ever. Farmers had to be inventors and pathfinders, explorers and businessmen, warriors and community leaders, long before any of those jobs were led by “professionals”. And you’ll never find a farmer that is not wise.

The entire world operates off the farmers’ seasons, daylight savings was established because of farmers, work days were formed because of farmers, and cities were built where farms could supply enough food for people to live.

Apparently Old Farmer’s Day has been celebrated since the mid 1800’s. The days do seem to vary probably because of the regions people live in. October generally becomes the time of year when crops are harvested and the farmer is set to work with limited time to bring in the fields.

How to celebrate – Thank any farmer you may happen to know, they are truly the ones who settled this, and every other, country. Spend a day in one of those “you pick” farms and see what it’s like to be a farmer for a little while. Learn the value of the farmer, it is rapidly becoming a lost art.