Agriculture is the noblest of all alchemy; for it turns earth, and even manure, into gold, conferring upon its cultivator the additional reward of health.
If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.
Agriculture engenders good sense, and good sense of an excellent kind.
An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
Agriculture is for living; mind culture is for life. Skills are for shaping material things so that they cater more for the comfort of man; studies are for shaping attitudes, feelings, desires, emotions and impulses of man, so that they may confer more peace, more joy and more fortitude on man.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.
For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture.
Agriculture for an honorable and highminded man, is the best of all occupations or arts by which men procure the means of living.
Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.
Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.
Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies.
Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement.
Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us.
Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.
The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die.
Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.
Agricultural equipment continues to become more complex, efficient and responsive to the user. We're constantly evolving our degree programs so our graduates are able to integrate the latest technologies into seamless systems like those represented in this tractor.
The life of the husbandman,--a life led by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.
A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage.
In a moral point of view, the life of the agriculturist is the most pure and holy of any class of Men; pure, because it is the most healthful, and vice can hardly find time to contaminate it; and holy, because it brings the Deity perpetually before his view, giving him thereby the most exalted notions of supreme power, and the most fascinating and endearing view of moral benignity.
College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
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