In farm children, I see virtues that one sees too rarely these days
Along with the rise of women and the expansion of civil rights, the most important social transformation of America’s first quarter-millennium has been the triumph of modern agriculture over famine and the ceaseless, backbreaking effort simply to feed one’s self that had been the dominant fact of human life throughout history. Most of those who preceded us lived their entire lives on the farm. A little more than a century ago, a third of all Americans were farmers.
Originally published: June 11, 2019
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post