Farmers: Good Country People
Farmers toil in the fields growing crops or raising livestock. These men and women maintain a legacy of hard work passed on by their ancestors.
A farmer returns from the fields. Photography by Cheryl Smith
A team of horses like these Belgians was the workforce plowing the fields and pulling harvest machinery up until the 1950s when tractors became the norm. Photography by Paul Lounsbury
Farmer Dale Hutchinson and his son, Garrett, fix a fence on their ranch in Plant City, Florida. Photography by Patti Hutchinson
Some farmers like 98-year-old Foster Bailey love their overalls so much they have a pair for everyday use, for going to town and for going to church. Photography by Cindy Crooks
Uncle Herb is a farmer who knows he’s got a good crop. Here he proudly shows off the peaches plucked from his orchard. Photography by Janice Meyr
Dylan, a future farmer, rides the mule while his grandfather tills the garden. Photography by Donna Mullins
Though he is a retired farmer, Bennie Albus still visits the wheat field to check on the crop. Photography by Mona Doebler
Jim Sedlacek, a third-generation farmer, makes round hay bales on his Iowa farm. Photography by Amy Spencer
Farmers are a cherished part of the Country family. So many of our readers have roots in agriculture and love to share their photography with us.