Preserving Sussex County Agricultural History Oral History Collection

Reese & Catherine King Farm History

King Family Memories

“There can be no doubt, however, that the biggest asset in Delaware farming lies with the farmers and farm families whose hard work, skill, and strength seems to thrive and prevail over the last 350 years.” 

Ed Kee, Former Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Images of America - Delaware Farming 

“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” - George Washington 

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” John F. Kennedy 

“You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” Dwight D. Eisenhower