Farmers and the Environment

Pealer farm photo
The environment of the Pealer family farm is
both beautiful and part of an ecosystem.
Photo by Gregory Spaid
"I think that the farmer is the true and the first environmentalist."
Tim Norris

"You had better be an environmentalist because you had better take care of the environment, and the way we farm we do take care of our environment."

Rex Spray, Morgan Township

"You have to think about the environment, I think a lot, because you're thinking about not only your own personal space, but that of your neighbors and the landscape in general."

Oscar Will, College Township

Why do you think these farmers consider themselves environmentalists?

Farmers have a spiritual connection
to their environment.

A farmer's environment is the
farm ecosystem.

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