Agriculture--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Agriculture—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


21 Page Essay—How to Effectively Use Quotations in Your Classroom ©

131 Page Quotation Collection on Agriculture

This 131 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Agriculture. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Agriculture, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Agriculture:

If you ate today, thank a farmer.

Soil is the basis of everything. 

--Michael Lee West

Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man. I had rather be on my own farm, than be emperor of the world.

—George Washington

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

--Galileo Galilei

Sun, soil and rain come together in Iowa as in no other state. Poet Robert Frost, who lived on New England’s rocky slopes, once looked at Iowa’s thick, black soil and said, ‘It looks good enough to eat without putting it through vegetables.’


Out of the thirty thousand types of edible plants thought to exist on Earth, just eleven—corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye, and oats—account for 93 percent of all that humans eat, and every one of them

was first cultivated by our Neolithic ancestors.

—Bill Bryson

Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds—it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.
—Allan Savory

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.

—Poster Slogan

The land is a mother that never dies.


Man—despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments-—owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.


Daylight savings time is a practice of adjusting the clock by one hour in order to make it easier for people in 1918 to tend their crops.

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Look at those cows and remember that the greatest scientists have never discovered how to turn grass into milk.

--Michael I. Pupin

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into a giant oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay!

--George Bernard Shaw

A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud. 

--Amit Kalantri

Keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

—Miles Kingston

Corn can add inches in a single day; if you listened, you could hear it grow. 

--Laura Ruby

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