The Southern Agrarian began as an offshoot from the Confederate Colonel blog which began in 2007. In 2013, the two blogs were again combined into one – this time under the Southern Agrarian name. The move reflects a shift in emphasis away from matters of history other than the cultural history of The South.

The Southern Agrarian is written by Stephen Clay McGehee and is a Christian site. While Southern culture is not explicitly Christian, it is firmly based on the fundamental tenets of Christianity. The Holy Bible is my final authority in all matters, and Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior and my King. While religious topics are not the subject of this site and such discussions are discouraged in the posts and in the comments, nothing that would dishonor God is permitted here. While my judgement on such matters is far from perfect, I will do my best to maintain a site that gives Glory and Honor to God while pursuing the objectives of The Southern Agrarian.

Blog post replies – I’m not here to argue. If you simply want to say I’m wrong, a racist, hateful, etc., then help yourself. I’ll see it so you can get some satisfaction there, but it won’t be published. Been there, done that with other blogs; not going to do it again here. For everyone else, don’t assume that because the hate mail doesn’t get published that it isn’t received. It just goes with the territory.

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Ours is a modest but comfortable home, and while we usually dress a bit more formally than what is typically worn today, we would not stand out among those waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store. We live on one acre located on a dirt road in the rural western part of Volusia County, Florida. We own a 120 acre farm that is rented out to a cousin who has farmed it for many years – I have no special background in agriculture.