- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. (AP) - Country music legend and Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson will be inducted next month into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 13, the same day as the 26th annual concert to benefit farm families takes place at Livestrong Sporting Park in nearby Kansas City, Kan.

Nelson organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 with John Mellencamp and Neil Young to raise money for family farmers and draw attention to their economic struggles.

Nelson said Thursday he’s honored and humbled to become the 39th inductee in the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Mellencamp, Young, Nelson and fellow Farm Aid Board member Dave Mathews are among the musicians who will perform at the August concert.



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