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And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker!". So, God made a farmer!
God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board. So, God made a farmer!
I need somebody with strong arms. Strong enough to rustle a calf, yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon...and mean it. So, God made a farmer!
God said "I need somebody that can shape an ax handle, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And...who, at planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon. Then, pain'n from "tractor back", put in another seventy two hours. So, God made a farmer!
God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop on mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. So, God made a farmer!
God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bails and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets...and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark. So, God made a farmer!
It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight...and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed...and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who'd laugh and then sigh...and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life "doing what dad does". So, God made a farmer!

(Author Unknown. Article reproduced from Paul Harvey radio show, but unable to trace the source.)


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Comment by Stephen Ruckman on May 8, 2013 at 9:45pm

Great Super Bowl Commercial

Comment by aaron dennis on May 6, 2013 at 8:17pm

i rember listining to paul harvey at my grandmothers house and as a kid i enjoyed listining to his show. after seeing the add i think this has to be his best and the commercial was very well done.

Comment by Leigh Lowery on February 17, 2013 at 8:44pm

Awesome commercial. Loved it. Miss Paul Harvey. God & Agriculture.

Comment by Matt on February 4, 2013 at 10:01am

best commercial of all time.. About time people see the work we do

Comment by Tony Eickman on February 3, 2013 at 10:29pm

I miss Paul Harvey's voice on my radio.  I had chills listening to that poem.  And I caught myself reminising back to when I was young, sitting in a pickup with my dad outside the house right before noon listening to his broadcast.  He had that voice that captured me again tonight.   

Comment by Amanda Brodhagen on February 3, 2013 at 10:05pm

On the 8th day, God made a Farmer. Someone who would plow straight and deep and never cut corners and would need tools that don't either. Ram Trucks are the kind of tools farmers need. Check out their new commercial "Farmer" and help them raise money for National FFA Organization: http://www.youtube.com/ram

Comment by Patrick Mukasa on October 6, 2012 at 11:48pm
Terrific poem I like it
Comment by Jared Smith on February 8, 2010 at 7:46pm
Awesome find
Comment by Peyton D. on February 8, 2010 at 6:40pm
Very nice, I love it.
Comment by Dutch Dirt Farmer on February 6, 2010 at 6:35pm
You can read it a hundred times and it still never get's old!!

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