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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - as well as more obscure, yet fascinating, figures like Cassius Marcellus Clay.

From reputable, prominent, and well known farmers to the lesser known farmers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the farmer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous farmers ever?" and "What are the names of famous farmers?" then you're in the right place. 

George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Wilford Brimley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Robert Pickton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Sam Brownback is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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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
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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Phillip Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Chuck Grassley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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William A. Spinks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Jody Scheckter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Bill Berry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Tommy Burks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Willie Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Glenn Strange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Sathyan Anthikkad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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