Mental Floss

Help A Reader Out!

Jason English

A reader writes:

I have a friend who can be quite the know-it-all and as a result, quite annoying. He made a statement a few nights ago that really irritated me, he said (and was insistent) that all farmers are STUPID. Your average farmer may not be the most learned individual, but to label an entire industry as a bunch of troglodytes is, well....stupid. I was hoping your readers could give some examples of farmers throughout history who did not fit my narrow-minded friend's vision.