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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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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
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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 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 was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States, taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A WWI veteran. He is known for ...more

Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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