Links and Quotes for Christian Farmers


See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth,
Waiting patiently for it,
Until it receives the early and latter rain.

James 5.7b

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power.
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall.
Who sows a field, or trains a flower,
Or plants a tree, is more than all.
John Greenleaf Whittier: "A Song of Harvest"

When tillage begins, other arts follow.
The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Daniel Webster

There is no gilding of setting sun,
Or glamor of poetry,
To light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
Hamlin Garland: "Melons and Early Frost"

Agriculture -- the only honest way
Wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground,
In a kind of miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor,
As a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
Benjamin Franklin: "Concerning National Wealth"

Mankind's first occupation...
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden
To tend & keep it.

Gen 2.15

Mankind first occupation after the Great Flood...
And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.
Gen 9.20

How God heals the weary and sorrowful soul...
(God said...) And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all its cities together, farmers and those going out with flocks. For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
Jer 31.24-25


Here are FIVE links. If you have any other links for Christian farmers. . .
PLEASE send them in!

Farming God's Way - a Christian organization involved in training the rural poor of Africa to realize the God-given potential of the land. FGW couples the Word of God with agricultural skills, to bring about the Harvest in righteousness and faithful stewardship.

Amos Agrimin - a Christian, multi-cultural, ecumenical organisation focussing on ministry in the rural and agricultural community in South Africa. The name AMOS comes from the prophet farmer, Amos, in the Old Testament. Amos battled against outward-form religion, exploitation and injustice. God's children are encouraged not to be merely religious, but to live according to His will for 24 hours of every day. The word AGRIMIN is an abbreviation of agricultural ministries.

Fellowship of Christian Farmers International - This organization has Chapters in most states of the USA. They offer a Newsletter. They sponsor &/or participate in numerous Special Events, & offer other great stuff. This site lists lots of contacts to other Christian farmers, complete with addresses and phone numbers.

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario - This is an organization for Christian family farm entrepreneurs, dedicated to making the renewing power of Jesus Christ relevant to agriculture. In year 2000, CFFO's membership was 4,470 family farmers.

FFA - The National FFA Organization FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

  • The FFA's 455,306 members and 7,226 chapters represent all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
  • FFA is a diverse organization, operating in rural, urban and suburban schools.
  • Students aged 12-21 enrolled in agricultural education programs are eligible for membership.
  • Membership in FFA offers opportunities for making friends, learning, travel, scholarships, career guidance, and MUCH MORE!


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