The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

God Made Us Farmers

The Midwest is where I call home. John Deere is a fashion statement, and the St. Louis Arch greets everyone headed west. Every city is shielded with farmland, and the relenting dust from the northern winds choke humanity for most of the year. You are either a farmer, or you know farmers. Trying to avoid farming in the Midwest would be like a Chicago Cubs fan trying to avoid a bad attitude after another miserable year. Futile.

Boys dream of being police officers, military men, and farmers. But why farmers? Here’s my hunch:

Farmers do honest, straightforward work that is measured. Sure, it’s hard work. Farming is work that requires time, sweat, and commitment. Agricultural work is as old as humankind. Daniel Webster has gone so far as to say that “Farmers are the founders of human civilization.” With repetitious optimism, they work the ground, sow seed, fertilize, and water to hopefully reap a good harvest. Albeit the farming industry has grown into a technological endeavor, the basic tenets are still there. Farming requires a farmer, and farmers tend to be hard-working and forward-thinking dirt plodders. Good farmers are not idle or lazy. Old farmers often repeat the words of Paul the Apostle, “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” (2 Thess. 3:10) In a way, we are all farmers.


A reliable man, like a farmer, takes responsibility for his domain and builds his life through consistent hard work.


A man’s work develops strength, and God’s strength provides life.

Thank God. Be a reliable man.


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The conversation continues on the Men of Iron Podcast –

“The Hardworking Farmer”

Feat. Garret Barbush (EP. 110)