Farming is a sedate profession, but it does have some good things going for it.
One of them is that the sedentary nature of farming makes it a good place to spend a lot of time and energy.
That’s why the Farm Bureau recently released a new survey that asked people what they liked about farming.
What it found was a lot.
The survey found that people who live in rural areas enjoy more leisure time, spending an average of 23 hours a week on farming, up from 17 hours in 2013.
And those who farm a lot are much more likely to be engaged in other activities such as playing sports or working on the farm.
The most sedentary part of farming is, in general, the work itself.
About half of respondents said they work the equivalent of 40 hours a month in the fields.
Those who work more than 40 hours tend to be those who live more than 100 miles away from their farm.
In a study published in 2013, researchers from the University of Michigan found that rural people who farm more than five acres of land are more likely than their urban counterparts to be obese and to have diabetes.
That finding was based on data from the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Department at the Agricultural Experiment Station (AGEF) in Ann Arbor.
It’s not just farming that’s getting more sedentary.
In the U.S., people who work long hours at the office, on farms, or in other office jobs tend to spend less time on outdoor activities like hiking, camping, or even going for a walk.
The most sedate work is also less active and requires less physical activity.
The Farm Bureau survey found more than half of the rural workers surveyed were employed at least part-time, and half of those were part-timers.
The survey also found that about one-third of respondents who work in the farm field have some college education, and nearly half of them are working full time.