believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but
of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of
agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even
as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of
believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other
agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know
the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn
fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement,
I cannot deny.
believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe
in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such
knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive
agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and
marketing the product of our toil.
believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in
the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so—for
others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when
needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose
happiness depends upon me.