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List of famous farmers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top farmers in the world? This includes the most prominent farmers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable farmers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic farmers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned farmers.

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Farmers
George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the ...more

Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and ...more

Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. ...more

Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Rick Perry James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior ...more

Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a ...more

Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, albeit to a family ...more

Wilford Brimley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Wilford Brimley Anthony Wilford Brimley is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Thing, and The Firm. He had a recurring role on the 1970s television series The ...more

Robert Pickton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Robert Pickton Robert William "Willie" Pickton of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former multi-millionaire pig farmer and serial killer convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of ...more

Sam Brownback is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Sam Brownback Samuel Dale "Sam" Brownback is an American politician currently serving as Governor of Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, Brownback was first elected to the U.S. House of ...more

Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Cale Yarborough William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough, is a farmer, businessman and former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and owner. He is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three ...more

Tom Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Farmers

Jiroemon Kimura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Jiroemon Kimura Jiroemon Kimura was a Japanese supercentenarian. He became the verified oldest man in history on December 28, 2012, at the age of 115 years and 253 days when he surpassed the age of Christian ...more

James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Farmers
James Monroe James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the ...more

Phillip Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Phillip Adams Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams, AO, FAHA, FRSA is an Australian humanist, social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts an ABC Radio National program, Late Night Live, ...more

James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Farmers
James K. Polk James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th ...more

Chuck Grassley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Chuck Grassley Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley is the senior United States Senator from Iowa, serving since 1981. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the United States House of ...more

William A. Spinks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Farmers
William A. Spinks William Alexander Spinks, Jr. was an American professional player of carom billiards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known professionally as William A. Spinks or W. A. Spinks, ...more

Jody Scheckter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Jody Scheckter Jody David Scheckter is a South African former auto racing driver, the 1979 Formula One World Drivers' Champion.

Bill Berry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Bill Berry William Thomas "Bill" Berry is a retired American musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band R.E.M. In addition to his drumming duties, ...more

Tommy Burks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Tommy Burks Tommy Burks was a farmer and Democratic Party politician in Tennessee, United States. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1970 until 1978, and in the Tennessee State Senate ...more

Willie Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Willie Allen Will Allen is an American urban farmer based in Milwaukee and a retired professional basketball player.

Glenn Strange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Glenn Strange Glenn Strange was an American actor who mostly appeared in Western films. He is best remembered for playing Frankenstein's monster in three Universal films during the 1940s and for his role as ...more

Sathyan Anthikkad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Sathyan Anthikkad Sathyan Anthikad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for his family based Malayalam films. Sathyan has created many critical and commercially successful films, ...more

Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Wendell Berry Wendell Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an ...more

JB Gill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Farmers
JB Gill Jonathan Benjamin "JB" Gill is an English singer and farmer. He is best known as a former member of boy band JLS, who came second place on The X Factor in 2008. They went on to have ...more

Ramón González Valencia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Ramón González Valencia Ramón González Valencia was a Colombian conservative, military officer and statesman. He participated in the civil wars of 1876, Colombian Civil War of 1895, and the Thousand Days

Victor Davis Hanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Victor Davis Hanson Victor Davis Hanson is an American military historian, columnist, former classics professor, and scholar of ancient warfare. He has been a commentator on modern warfare and contemporary politics ...more

George A. Waggaman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Farmers
George A. Waggaman George Augustus Waggaman was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Caroline County, Maryland, he completed preparatory studies under private tutors, studied law, and was admitted to ...more

William H. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Farmers
William H. Crawford William Harris Crawford was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the ...more

Old Tom Parr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Old Tom Parr Thomas Parr was an Englishman who was said to have lived for 152 years. He is often referred to simply as Old Parr or Old Tom Parr. A portrait of Parr hangs at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, ...more

José Manuel Marroquín is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Farmers
José Manuel Marroquín Jose Manuel Cayetano Marroquín Ricaurte was a Colombian political figure and the 27th President of Colombia.

Frank Proffitt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Frank Proffitt Frank Noah Proffitt was an Appalachian old time banjoist who helped popularize the song "Tom Dooley" and was a key figure in inspiring musicians of the 1960s and 1970s to play the ...more

Roscoe Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Roscoe Holcomb Roscoe Holcomb, was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, ...more

Mark Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Mark Fiennes Mark Fiennes was an English photographer and illustrator.

Evo Morales is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Evo Morales Juan Evo Morales Ayma, popularly known as Evo, is a Bolivian politician and cocalero activist who has served as President of Bolivia since 2006. Widely regarded as the country's first president ...more

Tim Huelskamp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Tim Huelskamp Timothy Alan "Tim" Huelskamp is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has been the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district since 2011. The ...more

Elias Disney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Elias Disney Elias Charles Disney was the father of Roy Disney and Walt Disney. His death at age 82, occurred when Walt was age 39.

Francis E. Warren is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Francis E. Warren Francis Emroy Warren was an American politician of the Republican Party best known for his years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming. A soldier in the Union Army during the American ...more

John Proctor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Farmers
John Proctor John Proctor was a farmer and tavern keeper in 17th-century Massachusetts. He was the son of John Proctor, and Martha Harper. During the Salem Witch Trials he was accused of witchcraft, ...more

Sir Ewan Forbes, 11th Baronet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Sir Ewan Forbes, 11th Baronet Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar was the 11th Baronet of Craigievar from 1968 to his death, as well as a general practitioner and farmer. At birth, he was christened "Elizabeth ...more

Terry Nichols is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Terry Nichols Terry Lynn Nichols is a convicted accomplice in the Oklahoma City bombing. Prior to his incarceration, he held a variety of short-term jobs, working as a farmer, grain elevator manager, real ...more

Dave Winters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Dave Winters Dave Winters is a former Illinois State Representative for the 68th district, serving from 1995 to 2012.

Michael Eavis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Michael Eavis Michael Eavis CBE, is an English dairy farmer and the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, which takes place on his farm.

Leonard Boswell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Leonard Boswell Leonard L. Boswell is a former U.S. Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district, serving from 1997 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based in Des Moines. ...more

Angus Buchan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Angus Buchan Angus Buchan was originally a Zambian maize and cattle farmer of Scottish descent who started farming in Zambia but was forced to sell everything and move to Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South ...more

Cheryl Rogowski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Cheryl Rogowski Cheryl Rogowski is an American farmer from Pine Island, New York. She began farming in 1983 when the Onion Harvest Festival was reestablished and she was crowned Princess. In 1984, in her early ...more

Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band's sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard ...more

Abraham B. Venable is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Farmers
Abraham B. Venable Abraham Bedford Venable was a representative and senator from Virginia. He was the uncle of congressman Abraham Watkins Venable.

William Cobbett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Farmers
William Cobbett William Cobbett was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the ...more