As Will Rogers once said, "The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer".

Hey there! Welcome - come in, get your wellies off, sit by the AGA and let us tell you about a group of amazing people, who do some incredible (though often unappreciated) work for our nation: Farmers.

The British Farmer provides us with the most vital necessity of all – food. Working long hours, in harsh conditions, they provide us with vegetables, meat, grain and much more. Take a moment of your time to thank a farmer and show your appreciation for all their hard work and dedication to Britain.

From the dawn of man until only recently, food was something everyone fought and struggled for to survive. Nowadays you have the luxury of hopping in the car and driving to your local supermarket to get the day’s meal. The ease and simplicity of this often means we forget that someone planted, grew, nurtured and took the time to produce this for us so we don’t have to. They do all this out of love, because it sure ain’t about the money.

As Jim Hightower once eloquently said, "The only difference between a pigeon and a farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere."

Although large proportions of household incomes are spent on food, the average British farmer sees very little of that. If it’s not the large corporations skimming the cream off the top, it’s the undercutting of imported produce that leaves the British farmer under-appreciated and underpaid. For the time and effort invested in keeping us fed you’d think we would hold farmers with the same regard as our other real-life heroes, such as nurses, soldiers, firefighters, carers and mothers. However, farmers remain unsung.

It’s time we stand up and give just a little bit back to those who give so much.

Thanks for reading, if you could answer our small questionnaire to help us improve our campaign that would be great, but more importantly... don’t forget to show your thanks here! It's super easy and you can even sign in through Facebook and twitter! If you have any questions or stories email team@thankstofarmers.org.