This man's story is quite inspiring, even though he wasn't just an ordinary farmer. We could all learn from his example.

His name is Jimmy Carter and he was the 39th President of the United States. But before the presidency he was... a peanut farmer. His family owned a peanut farm outside the small town of Plains.

In 1976 the United States had been reeling from the resignation of President Richard Nixon when the former peanut farmer, promoting himself as a government outsider, was elected president. Today Carter is a member of The Elders - an international non-governmental organisation of public figures, peace activists, and human rights advocates.

Note from history: Carter has always searched for peaceful solutions to international conflicts. He was eager to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development. For his high-pitched ideas he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.

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