Date of this Version
Cornhusker Economics, March 1, 1998, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics
Farming is one of the world’s oldest occupations. It has been hailed as one of the most noble of occupations by Thomas Jefferson and countless others throughout recorded history. Tilling the soil and husbanding the livestock as a resource steward in the seemingly-endless cycle of seasons, this remains in the minds of many as the basic stereotype of a farmer.