Coalition to Protect Our Rural Communities Inc.

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Mission Statement 

We are a united group who have chosen to live and raise our families in an agricultural/residential right to farm community. We place high value on family and community, and we desire to maintain our tranquil way of life. We cherish the scenic beauty of our town and pledge to protect and preserve our land, homes, and businesses against any entity that would come here looking to devastate the “heart” of Hartland – that is our precious land, and its greatest commodity – that is its people.



THE FARMER’S CREED

I believe a man’s greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming.

I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s character.

I believe that farmers, despite its hardships and disappointments is the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on earth.

I believe my children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be earned no other way.

I believe farming provides education for life and that no other occupation teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways.

I believe many of the best things in life are indeed free: the splendor of a sunrise, the rapture of wide open spaces, and the exhilarating sight of your land greening each spring.

I believe true happiness comes in watching your crops ripen in the filed, your children grow tall in the sun, and your whole family feel the pride that springs from their shared experience.

I believe that by my toil I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it, an honor that does not come to all men.

I believe my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my fellow man, and by this standard I fear no judgment.

I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he’s lived.

I believe in farming because it makes all this possible.

The Farmer



The king may rule o’er land and sea,


The lord may live right royally,


The soldier ride in pomp and pride,


The sailor roam o’er ocean wide;


But this or that, whate’er befall,


The farmer he must feed them all.



The writer thinks, the poet sings,


The craftsmen fashion wondrous things,


The doctor heals, the lawyer pleads,


The miner follows the precious leads;


But this or that, whate’er befall,


The farmer he must feed them all.



The merchant he may buy and sell,


The teacher do his duty well;


But men may toil through busy days,


Or men may stroll through pleasant ways;


From king to beggar, whate’er befall,


The farmer he must feed them all.



The farmer’s trade is one of worth;


He’s partner with the sky and earth,


He’s partner with the sun and rain,


And no man loses for his gain;


And men may rise, or men may fall,


But the farmer he must feed them all.



God bless the man who sows the wheat,


Who finds us milk and fruit and meat;


May his purse be heavy, his heart be light,


His cattle and corn and all go right;


God bless the seeds his hands let fall,


For the farmer he must feed us all.


  By Amelia Barr