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Why do farmers farm

Created: 1/25/10 (Mon) | Topic: Education

It's the age-old question. Why do farmers farm? Successful Farming’s Agriculture Online (www.agriculture.com) farmers were asked: “What do you like most about farming?”

The answers included:

  • Independence, 55 percent
  • Growing things, 21 percent
  • Machinery and tools, 9 percent
  • Nature, 5 percent
  • Other, 4 percent
  • Livestock, 3 percent
  • Financial rewards, 3 percent
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