Farmers Day

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When Celebrated

Always on October 12th


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About the Holiday

Farmers Day, also known as Old Farmers Day, is thought to date back to the mid-1800s and is meant to honor the hard work performed by farmers and their contributions to the economy. Likely celebrated in mid-October which is near the end of harvest season, farmers often must worry and deal with pests, weather, and disease to their crops or farm animals.

Some popular farming inventors include:

  • John Deere (1804–1886): Inventor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment best known for creating one of the most important farming inventions the steel plow.
  • Eli Whitney (1765–1825): Inventor and creator of the then ground breaking invention of the cotton gin.
  • George Washington Carver (1864–1943): Inventor, Botanist, Chemist, Scientist was best known for his many products that were made using peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soy beans.

Farming quotes:

The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways. John F. Kennedy
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Gift Guidelines

  • John Deere Collectibles
  • Trip to a farm or farmers market
  • Vegetable seeds
  • Kenny Chesney's 'She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy'

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