4-H and farming

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of 4-H in British Columbia and that served as the theme of the 69th annual Rock Creek and Boundary Fair.

Art Harfman at the opening of the 2014 Rock Creek and Boundary Fair


I believe a man’s greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than 4-H and farming.

I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character.

I believe farming, despite its’ hardships and disappointments is the most honest and honourable way a man can spend his days on this earth.

I believe 4-H and farming nurtures the close family ties that make life rich in ways that money cannot buy.

I believe our children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be learned in no other way.

I believe 4-H and farming provides education for life and that no other occupation teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways. And I believe many of the best things in life are indeed free…

The splendour of a sunrise, the rapture of the open spaces and the exhilarating sight of the land greening each spring.

I believe that true happiness comes from watching our crops ripening in the field, our children growing tall in the sun, our whole family feels the pride that springs from their shared experience.

I believe that by my toll I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it—an honour that does not come to all men.

I believe my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my fellowman and by this standard I fear no judgement.

I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he has lived.

I believe in 4-H and farming because it makes all of this possible.


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