Willie Nelson Joining Agricultural Hall of Fame

Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame for his role as founder and president of Farm Aid. Nelson will be honored in a ceremony on the morning prior to the Farm Aid concert at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., on Aug. 13. Launched in 1985, the Farm Aid event has raised more than $39 million to assist family farmers. “I am extremely honored and humbled to join the company of the 38 prominent inductees already in the Agricultural Hall of Fame,” said Nelson. “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.” Other Hall of Fame members include Thomas Jefferson, John Deere, Isaac Newton and Eli Whitney.