I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds- achievments won by the present and past generations of agriculturist; in promise of betters days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.
I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasent as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturalist to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to make it so- for others as well as myself; in less need of charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends on me.
I believe American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand for my part in that inspiring task.