SC Ag Commissioner Pays Homage to US Forefathers and Farming
Independence Day is this week and it’s a perfect time to talk about the founding fathers of Agriculture.
“On July 4th we want to reflect on the birth of our Nation and those who laid a foundation for us. A lot of our founding fathers had a great love of agriculture.
They were very proud of their innovations and in some cases, like that of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, were very competitive about their gardens.
George Washington saw many intricacies in agriculture and the instructions that he would give his farm back home while fighting for independence.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the biggest supporters of corn. When he was in Europe serving to represent the colonies, they were attacking corn and its problems, and he came to the defense of corn.
Its fascinating to learn how folks that we remember for their leadership of creating our country had a love of agriculture.”