Agricultural Hall of Fame Welcomes Willie Nelson
The Legendary Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame this August. His induction comes from his role as founder and president of Farm Aid. Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture.
According to CMT, Nelson will be honored at a ceremony prior to the Farm Aid concert at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City on Aug. 13.
Nelson is very proud of the induction, and had this to say:
I am extremely honored and humbled to join the company of the 38 prominent inductees already in the Agricultural Hall of Fame. I have long said that family farmers are the backbone of our country. I never thought Farm Aid would need to be around as long as it has been, but we know our country needs family farmers, and Farm Aid will be here as long as family farmers need us. It's up to all of us to work together to keep family farmers growing.
Farm Aid was launched in 1985, and has raised more than $39 million for family farms. Other Agricultural Hall of Fame members include John Deere, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson and Eli Whitney.